The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team (20-12) went 1-1 on the first day of their home Regional, beating Enid 19-1, but falling 4-2 to Choctaw. Choctaw won 14-1 against Sapulpa, who in turn defeated Enid 13-3 eliminate the Pacers from competition. Sand Springs and Sapulpa will play an elimination game at 12:00 p.m.
The Sandites connected on twice as many hits as Choctaw, but stranded eleven runners in the loss. Aliyah Taff (11-7, 15-13) only gave up six hits and no walks with four strikeouts. Emma Jackson got the win, throwing twelve hits, five walks, and four strikeouts.
The Sandites had already stranded four runners before the Yellowjackets ever got on base. Choctaw got on the board in the bottom of the third as Micah Edmonds singled and scored on an error, then Sabrina Usher tied it up in the top of the fifth with an RBI single to score Reagan Rector.
Erin Woods put her team back out front with a sacrifice fly to score Preslee Irwin in the bottom of the fifth. Madison Lee tied it with an RBI single to score Drew Hawkins in the sixth, but the Yellowjackets quickly got back out front as Tiffany Paul scored on an error and Kaiden Boren hit a solo home run. The Sandites loaded the bases with a trio of singles in the top of the seventh, but a Choctaw double-play brought the game to a close.
The Sandites won 19-1 against Enid (5-28) in only five innings.
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Choctaw (17-12) posted thirteen hits against Sapulpa (9-18) in a 14-1 six-inning run-rule win. Jackson got the start and the win in the pitcher’s circle with four hits, five strikeouts, and two walks in four innings. Molly Emerson pitched two innings in relief and threw two strikeouts with no walks and no hits.
Sapulpa came back in consolation with a 13-3 win over Enid, outhitting the Pacers 13-5. Ally Zanca got the start and the win with three hits, six strikeouts, and seven walks in four innings. Kimbree Layton got the loss with ten hits, four strikeouts, and five walks in four innings.
The loser of Sand Springs vs. Sapulpa will be eliminated, while the winner will earn a rematch with Choctaw at 2:00 p.m. If Choctaw wins the 2:00 p.m. game they will advance to the State Tournament. If they lose, a tie-breaker game will be played at 6:00 p.m. for the ticket to State.
Sand Springs has won their past four home Regionals and had to come back through the loser’s bracket last year and in 2016. Choctaw won Regionals in 2015 and 2017 but failed to advance in 2016 and 2018. The Sandites haven’t lost to the Chieftains in over a decade. Choctaw and Sand Springs are 1-1 this season, with the Sandites winning a 2018 Broken Arrow Tournament game 3-2.