Wilson finishes 4th, Beggs 7th at 2-day event
Four Okmulgee County varsity fastpitch softball teams competed this past weekend at the Mounds Softball Tournament.
The Preston Lady Pirtates captured the tournament championship with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over county foe, the Dewar Lady Dragons, in Saturday’s title contest.
The Wilson Lady Tigers and Beggs Lady Demons also competed at the 2-day event, coming away with fourth and seventh-place finishes, respectively.
The Lady Tigers took home fourth place after an 8-4 loss to the Kellyville Lady Ponies, while the Lady Demons began Saturday’s tournament action with a narrow 7-6 win over Liberty (Mounds) in the seventh-place game.
The Lady Pirates earned their spot in the title game with wins over Beggs (14-0), Wilson (19-0), and Dewar (10-1), respectively.
The Lady Dragons began their tournament action last Thursday with a 15-4 rout of the host Mounds Lady Eagles, then reached the winner’s bracket semifinals with a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Kellyville Lady Ponies.
The Dewar diamond squad rebounded from their semifinal loss to Preston with another narrow win (11-10) over the Lady Ponies in the loser’s bracket finals.
The Lady Tigers began their tournament participation Thursday with a narrow 2-1 victory over the Inola Lady Longhorns. After the loss to Preston in the winner’s bracket quarterfinals, the Wilson squad had its tournament participation come to a close with the loser’s bracket semifinal loss to Kellyville, which ended on a walkoff Grand Slam home run in the bottom of the sixth in a contest that went into international tie breaker after five innings due to expiration of 75-minute time limit.
The Lady Demons fell into the seventh-place game with back-to-back losses to Preston (14-0) and Inola (14-2), respectively, last Thursday.
Beggs’ seventh-place foe dropped its first two tournament games to Kellyville (8-0) and the host Mounds Lady Eagles (21-2), respectively, last Thursday.
— Mounds Tournament Results First Round
Dewar 15, Mounds 4 Kellyville 8, Liberty (Mounds) 0 Wilson 2, Inola 1 Preston 14, Beggs 0 — Quarterfinals
Dewar 2, Kellyville 1 Preston 19, Wilson 0 — Consolation Semifinals
Mounds 21, Liberty (Mounds) 2 Inola 14, Beggs 2 — 7th Place
Beggs 7, Liberty (Mounds) 6 — Consolation Finals Inola 5, Mounds 0 — Semifinals
Preston 10, Dewar 1 — Loser’s Bracket Semifinals Kellyville 8, Wilson 4 — Loser’s Bracket Finals Dewar 11, Kellyville 10 — Championship
Preston 2, Dewar 1