Okmulgee swept in doubleheader

Okmulgee batter Malaki Hedrick makes contact with a pitch during Monday’s season opener against the Henryetta Lady Knights. Hedrick would be the only Lady Bulldog to make it to home plate, earning a run in the second inning of the game against Henryetta.
(Kaitlyn Dillard, Times staff)

Lady Bulldogs defeated by Wetumka and Henryetta to begin slowpitch campaign

By Kaitlyn Dillard

Times Staff Writer


Okmulgee High School’s slowpitch softball team started their season Monday night against the Henryetta Lady Knights and Wetumka Lady Chieftains. It was a rough start for the Lady Bulldogs, who fell to both opponents, 11-1 and 14-0, respectively. 

 The Lady Bulldogs weren’t able to keep up with the Lady Knights in the first two innings, providing them an extensive lead early on. Lady Knight hitters Shelby Bullard, Kaylie Hamric and Kim Hage started the first inning off strong for their team. Bullard was able to get on base with a single that was followed by Hamric making it to base on a walk. With Bullard poised at second and Hamric at first, Hage hit a triple, getting her teammates and herself across the home plate. The Lady Knights were able to get on base with Jenifer Denton hitting a triple followed by Britanni Hembree earning a double. The Lady Bulldogs tried to get on base in the first inning, but the Lady Knights’ pitcher stopped them from getting on base with two strikeouts. 

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