Annual Beggs softball festival on tap this weekend

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

A total of 16 high school fastpitch softball teams will converge on Lady Demon Park this weekend for the annual Beggs Fastpitch Softball Festival.

The annual 2-day event will feature lots of talented teams from across the state, including a pair of Okmulgee County squads.

The host Beggs Lady Demons will be joined at the annual softball festival by their arch rival - the Preston Lady Pirates, as well as teams from Kellyville, Kansas, Red Oak, Vian, Panama, Haskell, Oktaha, Mounds, Liberty (Mounds), Glenpool, Oktaha, Wilburton, Comanche, and Spiro.

The festival will take place this Friday and Saturday on two fields - North and South.

Friday's festival action will get underway on both fields at 12 p.m. with games being played on a 70-minute time limit and teams must finish the current inning they are in before a game can be considered complete. If a game is tied at the conclusion of either seven innings or at the end of the 70-minute time limit, there will be an International Tie Breaker used to determine a winner.

There will also be three run rules in effect for the 2-day event. Those run rules are as follows: 12 (runs) after 3 (innings), 10 (runs) after 4 (innings), and 8 (runs) after 5 (innings).

Saturday's festival action will start at 10 a.m. on both fields with the same rules as Friday's games.

The host Lady Demons are scheduled to battle Vian and Panama in festival action on Friday and Wilburton and Comanche on Saturday. Friday's schedule will see the Beggs squad taking on Vian at 4 p.m. and Panama at 6:40 p.m. The Lady Demons are scheduled to face Wilburton on Saturday at 10 a.m. and Comanche at 12:40 p.m.

All of Beggs' festival action will take place on the North Field, which is the field used by the Lady Demons for their regular-season home games.

For the Preston Lady Pirates, their festival schedule will be as follows:

• Preston vs Mounds; Friday, 4 p.m. (South Field)

• Liberty vs Preston; Friday, 6:40 p.m. (South Field)

• Preston vs Spiro; Saturday, 2 p.m. (North Field)

• Preston vs Oktaha; Saturday, 4:40 p.m. (North Field)

Below is a complete schedule for the 2017 Beggs Fastpitch Softball Festival.

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2017 Beggs Softball Festival

August 11-12, 2017 • Beggs, OK

Friday's Games

North Field

12 p.m. - Kellyville vs Kansas

1:20 p.m. - Kellyville vs Red Oak

2:40 p.m. - Red Oak vs Kansas

4 p.m. - Beggs vs Vian

5:20 p.m. - Vian vs Panama

6:40 p.m. - Beggs vs Panama

South Field

12 p.m. - Haskell vs Oktaha

1:20 p.m. - Glenpool vs Haskell

2:40 p.m. - Glenpool vs Oktaha

4 p.m. - Preston vs Mounds

5:20 p.m. - Mounds vs Liberty

6:40 p.m. - Liberty vs Preston

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Saturday's Games

North Field

10 a.m. - Beggs vs Wilburton

11:20 a.m. - Wilburton vs Comanche

12:40 p.m. - Beggs vs Comanche

2 p.m. - Preston vs Spiro

3:20 p.m. - Spiro vs Oktaha

4:40 p.m. - Preston vs Oktaha

South Field

10 a.m. - Panama vs Mounds

11:20 a.m. - Panama vs Haskell

12:40 p.m. - Haskell vs Mounds

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