CPHS Softball: Sandites shut out Tahlequah 5-0 in season opener

The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team notched a solid 5-0 win against Tahlequah in their season opener Monday evening. The girls outhit their foes 12-3 but stranded six runners, including five in scoring position. Their first run didn’t come till the bottom of the fifth, but they blew the game wide open with four runs in the sixth.

Felicity Horn scored the go-ahead run on a triple from Madison Lee in the fifth inning, then hit a 2RBI triple to bring in Drew Hawkins and Rachael Jones in the sixth. Makenna Skaggs and Avery Tanner hit back to back doubles to start the sixth and Hawkins batted in Tanner for the 3-0 lead before Horn put the exclamation mark on the inning.

Aliyah Taff (1-0, 5-6) went the distance on the mound, giving up only two hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Bailey Jones got the loss for Tahlequah with one strikeout, ten hits, and no walks.

The Sandites will take to the road Tuesday and play their first district game at 4:30 p.m. against Ponca City (1-0). Tahlequah will host Durant Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in their first district game. Sand Springs and Tahlequah will get a rematch Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the first round of the Broken Arrow Tournament.