CPHS Softball: Sandites go 1-5 at tough Broken Arrow tournament

After a dominant 4-0 start to the season, the Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team (4-5) hit its first slump in a 1-5 performance at the Broken Arrow Tournament this weekend. The Lady Sandites averaged ten runs and twelve hits over their first four games, but after a 5-0 shutout of Tahlequah in the first round of the tournament, things began to fall apart. 

SEE RELATED: Freshman Nataley Crawford pitches no-hitter 5-0 shutout of Tahlequah.

Sand Springs notched five hits against the defending State Champions from Westmoore (6-1), briefly led after a fourth inning home run from Makenna Skaggs, and went into overtime before losing in a walkoff. They benefited from two walks and an error but stranded seven base runners and committed four errors of their own. 

The Jaguars got the tie in the bottom of the fourth without a single hit thanks to errors at second, third, and short. Mattie Lee reached on an error in the bottom of the sixth and scored on a double from Aynslee Linduff for the victory. 

Aliyah Taff (2-3, 6-9) took the loss on the mound, throwing seven hits and two strikeouts with no walks. Hannah Harrison secured the win for Westmoore with five hits, three strikeouts, and three walks. 

Next up for the Sandites were the defending 3A State Champions from Tahlequah Sequoyah (9-0) who continued their seventeen-game win streak with their fourth shutout of the season, holding the Sandites scoreless for the first time in three years. 

The Indians outhit Sand Springs ten to five en route to an 11-0 win. Sabrina Usher went two-for-two at the plate and Felicity Horn hit a double, but the Sandites only really threatened once, in the bottom of the fourth. Trailing 7-0, Usher, Jaden Jordan, and Skaggs hit singles with no outs to load the bases. Sequoyah quickly recovered with a strikeout and pair of force outs at third to save the inning. 

Mackenzie Bechtold (1-1, 5-1) suffered her first career loss, throwing ten hits, two walks, and no strikeouts. Sequoyah went undefeated in the tournament, outscoring their foes 45-9. 

Next to top the Sandites was a tough State Semifinalist team from Yukon (7-1), by a much closer score of 5-2. The Millerettes did all of their damage in the second inning, and errors were a contributing factor. 

Both teams stranded runners in the first inning but Sand Springs left two dry in the second and Yukon brought five home. Two infield errors put the Millers in scoring position and Hannah Hurtz brought both in with a double. AJ Rayburn doubled in Hurtz, then McKenna Johnson hit a 2RBI homer before the inning came to a close. 

Jolee McNally drove in Horn on a single in the third but the Sandites stranded loaded bases and their best shot at a comeback. Madison Lee scored the final run on an error in the fifth. 

Taff got the loss for Sand Springs with six hits, one strikeout, and no walks. Kaylee Bradley got the win with five hits, two strikeouts, and three walks. 

The host team from Broken Arrow (7-0) topped the Sandites 8-3 on their way to an undefeated tournament performance, outhitting Sand Springs 11 to 6. Nataley Crawford (1-1) took the loss with two walks and one strikeout. Kailee Reese got the win with one strikeout and one walk. 

Lee scored the first run for Sand Springs on an RBI single from McNally in the top of the first then the Tigers scored on a passed ball in the second to tie it. Lee hit a sacrifice fly in the third to bring in Crawford for the lead and Usher hit a home run, but that was the end of the Sandites’ offense.

Three hits and two errors in the bottom of the third gave Broken Arrow the advantage and they added to it with five hits and two errors in the fourth. The Tigers scored two more on three hits in the fifth before time expired. 

Finally, the Sandites fell 5-1 to Southmoore (4-2) in the final game of the weekend. The Sandite bats were unusually quiet, as only Usher and Rachel Jones were able to connect. 

The Jaguars scored three runs on two hits and two errors in the top of the second. Skaggs was hit by pitch in the bottom of the inning and scored on Jones’s single, but Southmoore responded immediately with two more runs in the third and the rest of the game was uneventful for both sides. 

Taff got the loss with six hits, one walk, and two strikeouts. Abi Jones got the win with three walks and three strikeouts. 

Sand Springs will look to get back to a .500 record when they play Sapulpa (2-2, 1-1) Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. in district action.

Pool A

Broken Arrow (5-0)
Broken Arrow 3-0 Yukon
Broken Arrow 9-1 Shawnee
Broken Arrow 10-0 Skiatook
Broken Arrow 11-1 Tahlequah
Broken Arrow 8-3 Sand Springs
Tahlequah Sequoyah (5-0)
Sequoyah 8-4 Westmoore
Sequoyah 7-0 Tahlequah
Sequoyah 11-0 Sand Springs
Sequoyah 6-2 Skiatook
Sequoyah 5-2 Deer Creek
Yukon (4-1)
Yukon 11-4 Skiatook
Yukon 13-0 Tahlequah
Yukon 5-2 Sand Springs
Yukon 6-5 Shawnee
Westmoore (4-1)
Westmoore 2-1 Sand Springs
Westmoore 14-7 Shawnee
Westmoore 10-2 Tahlequah
Westmoore 18-1 Skiatook
Sand Springs (1-4)
Sand Springs 5-0 Tahlequah
Skiatook (1-4)
Skiatook 4-1 Shawnee
Shawnee (0-5)
Tahlequah (0-5)

Pool B

Owasso (4-1)
Owasso 3-0 Southmoore
Owasso 5-1 Coweta
Owasso 9-1 Mannford
Owasso 3-0 Deer Creek
Deer Creek (4-1)
Deer Creek 9-1 Mannford
Deer Creek 10-3 Collinsville
Deer Creek 5-0 Southmoore
Deer Creek 8-0 Broken Arrow JV
Ft. Gibson (3-2)
Ft. Gibson 2-1 Owasso
Ft. Gibson 2-1 Collinsville
Ft. Gibson 7-6 Broken Arrow JV
Collinsville (3-2)
Collinsville 6-3 Broken Arrow JV
Collinsville 13-0 Coweta
Collinsville 5-4 Mannford
Southmoore (3-2)
Southmoore 5-1 Ft. Gibson
Southmoore 6-2 Mannford
Southmoore 5-0 Coweta
Coweta (2-3)
Coweta 3-2 Broken Arrow JV
Coweta 8-0 Ft. Gibson
Mannford (0-3-1)
Mannford 2-2 Broken Arrow JV
Broken Arrow JV (0-3-1)
Broken Arrow JV 2-2 Mannford

Placement Rounds

Pool A/B
Broken Arrow 6-5 Owasso
Sequoyah 5-2 Deer Creek
Yukon 5-1 Ft. Gibson
Westmoore 8-2 Collinsville
Southmoore 5-1 Sand Springs
Skiatook 8-1 Coweta
Shawnee 11-7 Broken Arrow JV
Tahlequah 9-3 Mannford

Pool C/D
Hilldale 6-2 Edmond North
Moore 8-0 Claremore
Mustang 6-3 Jenks
Union 10-1 Sapulpa
Durant 5-4 Bixby
Pryor 4-2 Muldrow
Pocola 4-0 Midwest City
Liberty 9-7 Berryhill

Pool C

Edmond North (4-1)
Edmond 4-1 Pocola
Edmond 9-1 Liberty
Edmond 11-0 Bixby
Edmond 8-0 Union
Jenks (4-1)
Jenks 4-2 Union
Jenks 8-4 Edmond North
Jenks 9-1 Pryor
Jenks 5-4 Pocola
Moore (4-1)
Moore 3-0 Pryor
Moore 8-1 Bixby
Moore 3-2 Jenks
Moore 12-2 Liberty
Union (3-2)
Union 7-6 Pocola
Union 6-2 Moore
Union 9-3 Pryor
Bixby (3-2)
Bixby 4-3 Liberty
Bixby 4-2 Pryor
Bixby 11-1 Pocola
Pryor (1-4)
Pryor 9-2 Liberty
Pocola (1-4)
Pocola 10-2 Liberty
Liberty (0-5)

Pool D

Hilldale (5-0)
Hilldale 3-2 Mustang
Hilldale 6-3 Durant
Hilldale 14-1 Muldrow
Hilldale 11-2 Berryhill
Hilldale 12-0 Midwest City
Mustang (4-1)
Mustang 13-2 Muldrow
Mustang 8-6 Durant
Mustang 7-1 Midwest City
Mustang 8-0 Berryhill
Sapulpa (3-2)
Sapulpa 6-5 Midwest City
Sapulpa 7-2 Berryhill
Sapulpa 5-2 Muldrow
Claremore (3-2)
Claremore 5-4 Midwest City
Claremore 7-1 Sapulpa
Claremore 11-2 Berryhill
Muldrow (2-3)
Muldrow 9-5 Claremore
Muldrow 9-0 Durant
Durant (2-3)
Durant 7-4 Sapulpa
Durant 5-1 Claremore
Midwest City (1-4)
Midwest City 11-3 Berryhill
Berryhill (0-5)

CPHS Softball: Freshman Nataley Crawford pitches no-hitter 5-0 shutout of Tahlequah

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The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team (4-0) continued their undefeated start to the season and notched their third shutout Friday morning against Tahlequah (1-3). Freshman Nataley Crawford pitched a five-inning no-hitter with seven strikeouts and two walks in her varsity debut on the mound.

The Sandites previously beat Tahlequah 5-0 in their season opener on Monday, and repeated the feat in the first round of the Broken Arrow Invitational tournament.

Madison Lee singled and scored on a passed ball in the first inning. Jolee McNally hit an RBI single in the second to score Avery Tanner, but the Sandites stranded loaded bases as Sabrina Usher’s nine at-bat hitting streak came to an end.

Crawford struck out the side in the top of the third and sent two groundballs to first in the fourth inning. Felicity Horn hit an RBI triple and scored on a single from Lee, then Crawford singled in Lee for the final run of the game.

Sand Springs outhit Tahlequah 10-0 with no errors and only three strikeouts.

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.

CPHS Track: Sandites set 26 personal records at Tahlequah Classic

The Charles Page High School track and field teams failed to crown a champion for the first time this season, but had two runners-up and 26 personal-best finishes at the Reasor’s Track Classic in Tahlequah Friday.

Aden Baughman settled for second in the 800-meter run for the first time this season, despite having his best performance of the year. He finished in 1:53.83, his best mark since the 2017 Meet of Champions, and was only 0.03 behind 5A State Champion Jack Vincent.

Joel Mackey earned his first silver medal of the season the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.15 and also took third in the 200 in 22.21.

Jaelyn Jackson took third in the 400 with a PR 51.28 and Jacob Smith placed fourth in the 3200 in 10:26.63.

Matt Wilkerson crushed his previous personal record in the 100 hurdles. He finished the 110 in 17.93 to earn his first team points in sixth place.

Two Sandites earned points in discus, each with personal records. Mitchell Mefford threw 149’07 for third place and Riley Magee threw 137’06 for fifth.

Mackenzie Rader tied her personal record in the high jump, clearing 4’08” for fourth place.

The boys placed seventh in a field of fourteen and the girls finished twelfth out of fifteen. Owasso won the meet by significant margins in both the boys’ and girls’ competitions.

The Sand Springs teams will return to action Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the Yukon Classic.

Lady Sandite Results
100 Hurdles
17.51 - Mackenzie Rader - 3rd
19.07 - Elizabeth Watts - 9th
300 Hurdles
56.51 - Haylee Alford - 13th *PR
1:00.93 - Elizabeth Watts - 20th
100 Dash
14.37 - Davina Green - 20th
16.02 - Joselyn Shinnerer - 34th
16.19 - Kristen Fields - 36th *PR
200 Dash
30.37 - Davina Green - 17th *PR
33.27 - Kaitlyn Converse - 32nd *PR
33.37 - Joselyn Shinnerer - 33rd *PR
400 Dash
1:13.30 - Wanageeska Williams - 20th
800 Run
2:52.57 - Victoria Baker - 24th
3:05.58 - Chezney Kelley - 36th
1600 Run
6:34.47 - Jazmin Lopez - 22nd
3200 Run
13:18.28 - Erika Baker - 16th *PR
High Jump
4’08.00” - Mackenzie Rader - 4th *PR
Long Jump
14’08.00” - Mackenzie Rader - 7th
12’02.00” - Jazmin Lopez - 27th *PR
Discus Throw
84’08.00” - Ayden Meade - 12th *PR
52’09.00” - Mackenzie Rader - 32nd
Shot Put
24’04.50” - Ayden Meade - 33rd

Female Team Scores
170 Owasso
89 Bishop Kelley
78 Wagoner
59 Bixby
51 Bartlesville
42 Claremore
41 Muskogee
32 Stilwell
31 Tahlequah Sequoyah
20 Tahlequah
15 Sapulpa
9 Sand Springs
6 Glenpool
4 Hulbert
4 Coweta

Tahlequah Champions
4x100 - Owasso - 50.45
4x200 - Wagoner - 1:47.55
4x400 - Owasso - 4:04.79
4x800 - Owasso - 9:36.75
100H - Kyndall Hicks - 16.95
300H - Kennedy Smith - 48.02
100M - Jessie Sanchez - 12.98
200M - Jessie Sanchez - 25.89
400M - Jessie Sanchez - 1:00.29
800M - Sierra Williams - 2:18.69
1600M - Elizabeth Booth - 5:30.40
3200M - Maya Boschee - 11:53.23
High Jump - Ragen Hodge - 5’00.00”
Long Jump - Shayonna Mcnack - 15’10.00”
Shot Put - Sadie Boos - 42’08.00”
Discus - Sadie Boos - 117’00.00”
Pole Vault - Becca Moe - 9’04.00”

Sandite Results
4x100 Relay - 45.15 - 11th
110 Hurdles
17.93 - Matt Wilkerson - 6th *PR
19.32 - Alex Newport - 15th *PR
19.99 - Knox Goggins - 19th *PR
300 Hurdles
47.26 - Matt Wilkerson - 12th
48.40 - Alex Newport - 13th
100 Dash
11.15 - Joel Mackey - 2nd
11.90 - Morgan Lockhart - 22nd *PR
11.92 - Joseph Mattison - 23rd
200 Dash
22.21 - Joel Mackey - 3rd
23.92 - Joseph Mattison - 15th
24.86 - Morgan Lockhart - 28th *PR
400 Dash
51.28 - Jaelyn Jackson - 3rd *PR
57.33 - Daren Hawkins - 29th *PR
800 Run
1:53.83 - Aden Baughman - 2nd
1600 Run
4:57.27 - Jaelyn Jackson - 10th *PR
5:02.70 - Danny Murray - 16th *PR
5:25.75 - Caleb James - 27th *PR
3200 Run
10:26.63 - Jacob Smith - 4th
11:02.94 - Danny Murray - 12th
11:30.91 - Caleb James - 20th
Long Jump
18’06.00” - Alejandro Lopez - 16th *PR
12’10.00” - Titus Wright - 36th *PR
Discus Throw
149’07.00” - Mitchell Mefford - 3rd *PR
137’06.00” - Riley Magee - 5th *PR
95’11.00” - Sam Keiper - 29th *PR
Shot Put
38’03.00” - Riley Magee - 17th *PR
28’02.50” - Sam Keiper - 48th *PR

Male Team Scores
126.5 Owasso
94 Bixby
85 Bishop Kelley
67.5 Wagoner
47 Tahlequah
45 Bartlesville
41 Sand Springs
31 Tahlequah Sequoyah
26 Glenpool
24 Claremore
20 Muskogee
19 Sapulpa
15 Coweta
10 Hulbert

Tahlequah Champions
4x100 - Bixby - 42.71
4x200 - Bixby - 1:27.97
4x400 - Bixby - 3:25.97
4x800 - Owasso - 8:14.28
110H - Ryland Gray - 16.01
300H - Nick Fisher - 41.08
100M - Makai Blades - 10.82
200M - Makai Blades - 21.84
400M - Jordan Reagan - 50.15
800M - Jack Vincent - 1:53.80
1600M - Kaden Hicks - 4:45.55
3200M - Spencer Hales - 10:00.16
High Jump - Ashton Bartholomew - 6’02.00”
Long Jump - Ashton Bartholomew - 21’02.00”
Shot Put - Blake Corn - 51’11.00”
Discus - Gabriel Wardlow - 154’06.00”
Pole Vault - Luke Riley - 13’00.00”