CPHS Softball: Sabrina Usher hits grand slam in 19-1 playoff win over Enid

The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team (20-11) got off to a great start Tuesday afternoon at the Regional Playoffs with a 19-1 run-rule win over Enid (5-27). The game was their second-biggest win of the season and advanced them to the 4:00 p.m. game against the winner of Choctaw (15-12) vs. Sapulpa (8-17).

Madison Lee and Jolee McNally reached on bunt singles in the top of the first inning and Sabrina Usher was hit by pitch to load the bases, setting up Rachel Jones and Felicity Horn with RBI singles. Avery Tanner hit a 2 RBI single and Reagan Rector had a 2 RBI double for a 6-0 lead before the Pacers came in to bat. Enid scored one run on three singles in the bottom of the first, with Tiara Henry batting in Mariah Pryor. 

The second inning was fruitless for both teams, but the Sandites got hot with seven hits in the third. Tanner batted in Horn and scored on a passed ball, then Rector drove in Drew Hawkins to make it 9-1. Usher hit her twelfth home run of the season and first grand slam to score Rector, Lee, and McNally. Horn batted in Jones on a double and the Sandites ended the melee with a 14-1 lead. 

McNally hit an RBI single to score Makenna Skaggs in the top of the fourth. Jones scored on an error in the fifth, Hawkins hit an RBI single to score Horn, Skaggs hit an RBI single to score Tanner, and Hawkins scored on an error for the final run of the game.

Horn was a perfect 4-for-4 in the game and Tanner led all scorers with four RBI and three runs. The Sandites out hit their foes 18-5 and benefited from six Pacer errors. Mackenzie Bechtold (7-3, 11-3) got the win for the Sandites with five hits, no walks, and seven strikeouts in five innings.

Enid went through three pitchers in the game. Kimbree Layton got the start and the loss with eleven hits, one strikeouts, and one walk in two innings. Tomieya Stewart took over just before Usher’s grand slam and threw seven hits, two strikeouts, and one walk in two innings. Jada Stovall finished out with no hits, no walks, and two strikeouts in the fifth.

Sand Springs will play the winner of Sapulpa vs. Choctaw at 6:00 p.m. while Enid will play the loser at 4:00 p.m.