CPHS Softball: Sandites go 1-2 at Kellyville Festival, run-rule Okmulgee 13-0 in two innings

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The Class 6A No. 13 ranked Charles Page High School slow pitch softball team (1-2) made their season debut last week, placing third out of four teams at the Kellyville Festival.

The Lady Sandites fell 15-11 to 5A No. 7 Kellyville (8-2) and 12-8 to 5A No. 2 Heavener (7-0) before winning a 13-0 shutout against Okmulgee (0-5) on Tuesday. 

Felicity Horn doubled to score Madelyn Blair, Rachel Jones scored Makenna Skaggs, and Kimi Presnell scored Horn in the second inning against Kellyville. Presnell hit a home run to score Jensen Arnold in the fourth, then Arnold hit a homer in the top of the fifth. Horn doubled again to score Skaggs in the fifth and the girls went runless in the sixth. Skaggs singled in Arnold and Elizabeth Luttrell in the seventh, but it wasn't enough and the Ponies prevailed 15-11. 

Heavener worked up a 9-0 lead with three home runs by the time the Sandites got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Jacie Taber hit a solo home run to kick things off, then Sabrina Usher scored Kinsey Skaggs and Presnell in the fifth. Luttrell scored Usher and Madelyn Blair scored Drew Hawkins to cut the gap to 9-5. Heavener hit two more homers for a seven-run lead, and it came down to the bottom of the seventh. Arnold homered in Taber, then Luttrell hit a homer for the final run of the game before the comeback attempt fell short.

The final round of the festival was a slaughter as Okmulgee fell 14-0 in only two innings. Presnell and Usher hit back-to-back home runs on the first two pitches of the game to set the tone for the battle to come. Arnold doubled in Taber, Jones walked on loaded bases, Hawkins scored two on a single, then Mackenzie Bechtold scored a sacrifice for a 7-0 lead. In the second inning Arnold scored a 3RBI homer to put the game in double-digits, Bechtold and Taber batted in runs, and the Bulldogs went runless in the second inning to end the game by run-rule.