CPHS Softball: Blair, Presnell, Taber named to All-State team

Three members of the Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team were recently named to the Oklahoma High School Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-State Large-East Team.

Seniors Kimi Presnell, Jacie Taber, and Madelyn Blair will play in the All-State Softball Game June 8th, 2019 at Oklahoma Christian University at 1:00 p.m. Sand Springs and Duncan were the only two teams in the Large division to finish with three All-State members.

Taber, a Missouri State University commit, finished the season with a 6-1 pitching record and 1.59 earned run average while batting .411 with a perfect 11-0 base running performance.

Blair is committed to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. She pitched an 8-3 record and 1.58 ERA with a team-best 41 strikeouts and batted .353.

Presnell led the team in several categories: batting average (.462), on-base percentage (.529), runs (44), hits (48), doubles (14), triples (2), base running (15-1), and double plays (10). She will be taking her talents to Rogers State University.

Other college-bound Sandites include Cameron Clemons (Southern Arkansas University) and Elizabeth Luttrell (Cowley County Community College).

Sandite Softball finished the season 23-9 overall and 8-2 for second place in their district. They were eliminated from the OSSAA State Tournament in the quarterfinals but won the Academic State Championship with the best cumulative GPA in Class 6A.

Large - West
Coach Keith Coleman (Piedmont)

Janessa Larman (CI, Choctaw)
Lainee Brown (C, Choctaw)
Emily Hott (MI, Deer Creek)
Makayla Gibson (CI, Duncan)
Maranda Gibson (OF, Duncan)
Shantayah Allen (U-MI, Duncan)
Crislyn Cole (U-CI, Edmond Memorial)
Amy Crabaugh (C, Edmond North)
Kaitlyn Jones (OF, Edmond North)
Jordan Bowman (P, Edmond Santa Fe)
Natalie Jones (U-MI, Edmond Santa Fe)
Karrah Dean (P, Guthrie)
Anjelica Gonzalez (U-CI, Lawton)
Mackenzie Donihoo (U-MI, Mustang)
Molly McDermott (OF, Piedmont)
Karli Petty (MI, Southmoore)
Kirstyn Hines (U-MI, Woodward)
Breanna Johnson (P, Yukon)

Large - East
Coach Mark Dicus (Pryor)
Kathryn Taylor (U-MI, Bixby)
Kendall Jarvis (MI, Broken Arrow)
Brooke Mason (P, Broken Arrow)
Tristyn Hamilton (OF, Durant)
Haley Morgan (C, Durant)
Kaylee Hummingbird (U-MI, Glenpool)
Catheryn Rodman (OF, Jenks)
Jordan Hausher (CI, Owasso)
Rylie Boone (OF, Owasso)
Olivia Rains (P, Pryor)
M’Kayla Hillman (C, Pryor)
Kimi Presnell (MI, Sand Springs)
Jacie Taber (P, Sand Springs)
Madelyn Blair (U-P, Sand Springs)
Kristin Haddox (CI, Shawnee)
Julia Cottrill (U-C, Stillwater)
Kendall Jean (U-MI, Stillwater)
Emily Sampson (U-C, Tahlequah)

2018 Individual Stats

Batting (At-Bats)
.349 TEAM
.462 Presnell (104)
.458 Usher (96)
.411 Taber (95)
.353 Skaggs (85)
.345 Horn (58)
.353 Blair (85)
.308 Luttrell (78)
.299 Arnold (77)
.258 Clemons (89)

.500 Taff (2)
.231 Lee (13)
.000 Tanner (3)
.000 Rector (11)
.000 Hawkins (14)

Slugging
.556 TEAM
.875 Usher
.808 Presnell
.576 Blair
.558 Taber
.529 Skaggs
.513 Luttrell
.483 Horn
.390 Arnold
.360 Clemons

.500 Taff
.231 Lee
.000 Tanner
.000 Rector
.000 Hawkins

On Base %
.409 TEAM
.529 Presnell
.527 Usher
.519 Horn
.467 Skaggs
.426 Taber
.402 Blair
.398 Luttrell
329 Arnold
.281 Clemons

.500 Taff
.333 Lee
.263 Hawkins
.000 Tanner
.000 Rector

Runs
44 Presnell
33 Usher
30 Taber
27 Skaggs
23 Luttrell
20 Horn
16 Blair
16 Clemons
14 Hawkins
10 Rector
7 Lee
2 Tanner
1 Arnold
1 McNally

Hits
48 Presnell
44 Usher
39 Taber
30 Blair
30 Skaggs
24 Luttrell
23 Arnold
23 Clemons
20 Horn
3 Lee
1 Taff

Doubles
14 Presnell
11 Usher
9 Taber
8 Skaggs
7 Blair
7 Clemons
7 Luttrell
6 Horn
4 Arnold

Triples
2 Presnell
2 Skaggs
1 Clemons
1 Horn
1 Taber
1 Usher

Home Runs
9 Usher
6 Presnell
4 Blair
3 Luttrell
2 Taber
1 Arnold
1 Skaggs

Grand Slams
1 Luttrell

Runs Batted In
40 Usher
28 Taber
26 Presnell
25 Skaggs
24 Luttrell
21 Clemons
20 Blair
14 Horn
13 Arnold
1 Hawkins
1 Taber

Base on Balls
18 Skaggs
16 Horn
14 Presnell
12 Luttrell
8 Usher
5 Blair
4 Arnold
4 Clemons
4 Taber
3 Hawkins
2 Lee

Hit By Pitch
6 Usher
5 Horn
2 Blair
2 Hawkins
2 Presnell
2 Skaggs
1 Luttrell

Sacrifice Flys
3 Clemons
2 Luttrell
2 Skaggs
2 Taber
1 Arnold
1 Presnell

Sacrifice Hits
12 Skaggs
7 Clemons
5 Horn
2 Arnold
2 Luttrell
2 Taber

Steals-Caught
15-1 Presnell
11-0 Taber
10-1 Usher
7-0 Horn
3-0 Lee
3-0 Skaggs
2-0 Blair
2-0 Hawkins
2-1 Clemons
1-0 Arnold
1-0 McNally

Double Plays
10 Luttrell
10 Presnell
4 Lee
2 Horn
2 Usher
1 Bechtold
1 Blair
1 Clemons
1 Hawkins
1 Tanner

Pitching

Innings Pitched
75.3 Blair
39.6 Taber
36 Taff
26 Bechtold
1 Rector

Earned Run Average
1.52 TEAM
0.00 Rector
1.36 Taff
1.58 Blair
1.59 Taber
1.88 Bechtold

Strikeouts
41 Blair
33 Taber
21 Bechtold
16 Taff

(Walk+Hits/Innings Pitched)
1.25 TEAM
0.92 Bechtold
1.27 Taber
1.30 Blair
1.31 Taff
4.00 Rector

Strike %
66% TEAM
68% Taff
67% Blair
67% Rector
65% Bechtold
62% Taber

Win-Loss Record
8-3 Blair
6-1 Taber
4-0 Bechtold
4-4 Taff
0-1 Rector

CPHS Softball: Sandites hit 5 home runs at Collinsvillle, Luttrell hits grand slam

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The Charles Page High School softball team (19-6) had one of their best offensive performances of the season Tuesday afternoon in Collinsville, thumping the Cardinals 16-2 with five home runs and a grand slam.

The Sandites batted .441 with sixteen hits against Collinsville (18-11). Jacie Taber went four-for-four at the plate, and Madelyn Blair was three-for-three with two home runs. Jenson Arnold and Kimi Presnell also hit home runs, and Elizabeth Luttrell hit the Sandites’ first grand slam since the 2015 season.

Blair kicked things off with a solo homer in the top of the second. Presnell hit a two-run home in the third to score Taber, then Blair went yard to score Makenna Skaggs and Sabrina Usher for a 6-0 lead.

The Cards scored two runs on two singles and two errors in the bottom of the third, but those would be their only points of the game.

Taber and Madison Lee scored on a throwing error in the top of the fourth and Skaggs hit a sacrifice bunt to bring in Presnell.

Jenson Arnold hit a solo homer in the fifth, then Raegan Rector, Cameron Clemons, and Lee loaded the bases. Taber brought in Rector with a single, but the Sandites stranded three to end the inning 11-2.

Arnold reached on an error in the sixth, then Blair and Clemons hit singles to load the bases. Taber singled in Rector, then Luttrell scored everybody else.

Blair (8-2, 27-7) got the win on the mound, throwing four hits, four strikeouts, and two walks in six innings.

Sand Springs Softball will return to action Thursday at 5:00 p.m. with a home game against Oologah-Talala (25-5).

CPHS Softball: Jacie Taber pitches no-hitter in 8-0 shutout of Stillwater

Senior Missouri State-commit Jacie Taber pitched a no-hitter Monday evening in Stillwater, throwing eight strikeouts in an 8-0 shutout of the Stillwater Pioneers (16-7, 6-4).

Taber (3-0, 32-10) secured the Sandites’ tenth shutout of the season as Charles Page High School (18-6, 8-2) concluded their district schedule with a second-place finish. They will get to host a Regional Tournament next week and will find out their opponents Wednesday.

The Sandites scored four runs in the top of the third with three singles, two walks, and an error. Makenna Skaggs batted in Elizabeth Luttrell, Sabrina Usher scored Skaggs and Kimi Presnell, and Madelyn Blair scored Usher.

Taber and Presnell hit doubles in the fourth, the latter scoring the former, and Presnell scored on a single from Jenson Arnold to make it 6-0.

Taber and Felicity Horn hit singles in the seventh. Luttrell hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Taber and courtesy runner Avery Tanner for the final runs of the game.

Sand Springs Softball will return to action Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. with a road game at Collinsville (18-10).

CPHS Softball: Tigers clinch district title with 5-2 win over Sand Springs

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Sand Springs lost a do-or-die game Thursday afternoon in Broken Arrow, falling 5-2 in the Tigers’ final district bout. After losing 5-2 the week before, the Sandites needed to win by at least three runs to have a shot at their first district title since 2015. Instead they’ll have to settle for second, which is still a solid feat.

Charles Page High School (17-6, 7-2) secured a home Regional Playoff, despite having one district game left. Even if they suffer a ten-run defeat Monday in Stillwater (16-6, 6-3), they will still have the number-two spot secure on district point-differential. They will find out their Regional opponents on Wednesday.

The Lady Sandites hold fifteen Regional titles and the current team has been to the State Tournament three years in a row. Four-straight would make the seniors only the fourth team in school history to go every year.

The Sandites struck first on Thursday with an RBI single from Jenson Arnold to score Kimi Presnell in the top of the first. The Tigers scattered four singles in the bottom of the inning, but converted only one into a run and stranded three.

Broken Arrow took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the second thanks to an error and two hits, including an RBI triple from Grace Jarvis.

Presnell scored another run in the third, this time on an error, and would be the only Sandite to cross home plate.

McKayla Carney hit an RBI double in the fourth and Lexi Smith scored on an error in the sixth inning.

Madelyn Blair (7-2, 26-7) pitched all six innings for Sand Springs, throwing eight hits, two strikeouts, and two walks.

Sand Springs will finish district action Monday at 5:00 p.m. in Stillwater.

CPHS Softball: Sandites run-rule Stillwater 13-3, Usher and Presnell hit home runs

After suffering their first district loss of the season last week, the Lady Sandites could easily have fallen into a slump. Instead, they rallied to their best offensive performance of the season for a 13-3 run-rule victory over Stillwater High School (15-6, 5-3) Tuesday evening on their home field.

Stillwater is the number-three team in the district, even after the loss, but the Sandites beat them as easily as everyone else who crosses their path. The Charles Page High School softball team (17-5, 7-1) batted .483 with fourteen hits, their best percentage in the past 25 games.

Rogers State University-committed senior Kimi Presnell hit a triple and a home run, while junior Sabrina Usher hit a double and her fifth home-run of the season. Missouri State commit Jacie Taber (2-0, 31-10) got the win on the mound, giving up no runs, two hits, and one walk with three strikeouts in three innings.

Stillwater threatened early, loading the bases with two walks and an error, but Taber’s first strikeout of the night left them wanting and the Sandites came in to start the slugfest.

Makenna Skaggs bounced a double off the center field wall and was joined on base by Usher with a walk and Jenson Arnold with a single. Taber brought in Skaggs on a sacrifice and Cameron Clemons cleaned up with a 2RBI single into right field.

The Lady Sandites brought a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the second and Presnell smashed a solo home run over the center field wall.

Taber stranded two hits with a strikeout in the top of the third, and Elizabeth Luttrell singled in Jolee McNally to make it 5-0.

Presnell kicked off the fourth with a triple and came in on a single from Skaggs, who in turn scored on Usher’s home run.

Julia Cottrill got the Pioneers on the board with a two-run homer in the top of the fifth and Sidney McLaughlin singled in Gracie Ore, but the Sandites surged ahead for the run-rule in the bottom of the inning.

Madison Lee scored on a wild pitch, Usher doubled in Presnell, Arnold doubled in Usher, and Clemons singled in Drew Hawkins. Taber scored on a wild pitch to secure the victory.

Madelyn Blair (7-1, 26-6) pitched the last two innings, throwing four hits, one strikeout, and one walk.

Sand Springs will return to action Thursday at Broken Arrow (27-3, 8-0), a must-have win if they hope to remain in contention for the District Title. The Tigers defeated the Sandites 2-5 in a come-from-behind seventh inning rally last Thursday.

CPHS 13 SHS 3
Hits: CPHS 14, SHS 6.
Walks: CPHS 4, SHS 3.
Strikeouts: CPHS 3, SHS 4.
Steals: CPHS 3.
Sacrifices: CPHS 1.

District 6A-4 Standings
8-0 Broken Arrow (57 district points)
7-1 Sand Springs (67)
5-3 Stillwater (36)
3-6 Ponca City (-43)
2-7 Sapulpa (-53)
0-8 Putnam North (-64)

CPHS Softball: Luttrell hits home run in 5-2 loss to Broken Arrow

The Sand Springs and Broken Arrow high school softball teams came into Tuesday evening’s matchup with undefeated district records, and the battle lived up to the hype. The Tigers came from behind for a 5-2 seventh-inning victory, scoring five runs on three errors.

Cowley County Community College-committed senior Elizabeth Luttrell hit her second home run of the season and eighth of her career in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jacie Taber reached on an error in the sixth and scored on a single from Aliyah Taff for the 2-0 Sandite lead.

The seventh inning spelled disaster for the Sandites, who gave up three straight singles to load the bases. Three errors and five runs later and Raegan Edwards grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to bring the Sandites in to bat.

The Sandites picked up a pair of walks, but the Tigers had a double-play of their own in store to bring the game to a close.

Madelyn Blair (7-1, 26-6) pitched the first four innings, throwing four hits and one walk. Taff (4-3, 4-5) got the loss with four hits, three strikeouts, and no walks in three innings.

Sand Springs Softball (16-5, 6-1) will return to action Tuesday with a district home game against Stillwater (14-5, 4-2) at 5:00 p.m. They will get a rematch with Broken Arrow (25-3, 6-0) Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

BAHS 5 CPHS 2

Hits: BAHS 8, CPHS 6.
Errors: BAHS 1, CPHS 3.
Walks: BAHS 1, CPHS 5.
Strikeouts: BAHS 3, CPHS 3.

OSSAA District 6A-4 Standings
6-0 Broken Arrow (37 points)
6-1 Sand Springs (57)
4-2 Stillwater (36)
3-5 Ponca City (-33)
2-7 Sapulpa (-53)
0-6 Putnam City North (-44)

CPHS Softball: Sandites win seventh straight, top Ponca City 11-1 on Senior Night

Sabrina Usher hit her fourth home run of the season Tuesday evening. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Sabrina Usher hit her fourth home run of the season Tuesday evening. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

The Charles Page High School varsity softball team (16-4, 6-0) made quick work of Ponca City (17-9, 2-5) Tuesday evening on Senior Night. The Sandites won their seventh-straight game 11-1 to remain undefeated in district action.

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma-committed senior Madelyn Blair (7-1, 26-6) got the start and the win on the mound, throwing no hits, no runs, no walks, and four strikeouts in four innings. Mackenzie Bechtold (3-0) gave up two hits and one run in the fifth and final inning.

Sabrina Usher hit her fourth home run of the season in the bottom of the first, and Makenna Skaggs hit the first home run of her career in the third. Felicity Horn scored on a ground out by Blair, Kimi Presnell doubled in Cameron Clemons, and Skaggs’s homer brought in Presnell for a 5-0 lead.

Ponca averted the shutout in the top of the fifth with an RBI single from Tally Goddard to score Mackenzie Laughlin, but the Sandites piled on six more runs for the run-rule victory.

Jacie Taber hit an RBI double to score Usher, then scored on a double from Horn. Horn scored on a single from Blair, Clemons scored on a ground ball from Elizabeth Luttrell, and Skaggs hit a 2RBI single to score Blair and Presnell.

The Sandites currently lead their district with a 6-0 record, winning all six of those games by a ten-run margin. They have four district games left, two of which will go against Broken Arrow (23-3-2, 5-0).

The Lady Tigers are riding an eight-game win streak, or sixteen-straight if you ignore two tie games at an out-of-state tournament. The two top dogs will meet Thursday at 5:00 p.m. on the Sandites’ home turf.

District 6A-4 Standings
6-0 Sand Springs (60)
5-0 Broken Arrow (34)
2-2 Stillwater (16)
2-5 Ponca City (-38)
2-5 Sapulpa (-33)
0-5 Putnam City North (-39)

CPHS Softball: Sandites shut out Putnam City North 10-0, twice

Strong performances from a youthful bullpen propelled the Sandites to a pair of 10-0 run-rule victories over Putnam City North High School (4-17, 0-4) Monday evening in Sand Springs. Junior Mackenzie Bechtold pitched a five-inning no-hitter in game one and sophomore Aliyah Taff threw a one-hitter in game two, which only lasted three innings.

Charles Page (15-4, 5-0) currently leads the district, but has to get past Broken Arrow (23-3, 5-0) on Thursday to take full control of the standings. They will also host Ponca City (17-8, 2-4) for Senior Night Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. They defeated the Wildcats 11-0 last week.

Jacie Taber scored Kimi Presnell and Makenna Skaggs on a hard ground ball in the bottom of the first, then Presnell doubled in Madelyn Blair in the second inning. Skaggs sacrificed to score Elizabeth Luttrell and Presnell scored on a wild pitch for a 5-0 lead.

Presnell hit her third home run of the season to score Luttrell in the fourth, Skaggs scored on a passed ball, and Taber stole home to make it 9-0. Drew Hawkins scored on a double from Luttrell to secure the victory.

Bechtold (3-0) had a career-best performance with six strikeouts and no walks. Taff (4-2, 4-4) threw one hit, three strikeouts, and one walk in game two.

Skaggs scored Presnell on a single and came in on a single from Felicity Horn, then Reagan Rector walked in on loaded bases for a 3-0 first inning lead. Jenson Arnold and Taber scored Luttrell and Skaggs on singles in the second.

An error and two walks loaded the bases in the third. Skaggs doubled in Cameron Clemons and Luttrell, then Sabrina Usher tripled to score Presnell and Skaggs. Arnold scored Usher on a single for the 10-0 lead. Taff struck out two in the final inning to secure the win.

District 6A-4 Standings
5-0 Sand Springs (50 district points)
5-0 Broken Arrow (34)
2-4 Ponca City (-28)
1-2 Stillwater (6)
2-5 Sapulpa (-33)
0-4 Putnam City North (-29)

CPHS Softball: Madelyn Blair pitches 10-0 shutout of Sapulpa

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Sand Springs - The Charles Page High School varsity softball team (10-4, 2-0) notched their fourth shutout of the season Thursday evening with a 10-0 rivalry beatdown of Sapulpa (2-14, 2-5) to remain undefeated in district action. 

Their second meeting of the season went much like the first, which Sand Springs won 11-0. The Sandites outhit the Chieftains ten to four and benefited from a handful of Sapulpa errors. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma-committed senior Madelyn Blair (5-1, 24-6) got the win on the mound with three strikeouts and one walk.

Half of Sapulpa's hits came in the top of the first; a single from Jessica Hobbs and a double from Morgan DeGraffenreid. Blair had a hand in all three outs, sending two ground balls to first and catching a line drive. Makenna Skaggs scored the first run of the game on a double from Sabrina Usher in the bottom of the inning.

Felicity Horn scored on an error in the second and Kimi Presnell doubled to bring in Reagan Rector. Usher reached and scored on a pair of errors in the third. Presnell singled in the fifth to score Cameron Clemons and Rector scored on a passed ball.

Taber scored on a passed ball in the fifth, Skaggs scored Presnell and Elizabeth Luttrell on a single in the sixth, and Taber singled in Skaggs for the run rule victory.

Sand Springs Softball will take a week off before traveling to district road game in Stillwater (11-3, 1-2) next Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

OSSAA District 6A-4 Standings
4-0 Broken Arrow (13-3)
2-0 Sand Springs (10-4)
2-2 Ponca City (15-6)
2-4 Sapulpa (2-13)
1-2 Stillwater (11-3)
0-2 Putnam City North (4-15)

CPHS Softball: Jenks doubles Sand Springs 10-5 thanks to Sandite errors

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Jenks - After a successful weekend at the Stillwater Festival, the Charles Page High School varsity softball team saw a four game win streak come to an end at the hands of Jenks High School (11-5). Four errors and nine unearned runs handed the Trojans the non-district victory. 

Sand Springs (9-4) was first on the board as Rogers State University-commit Kimi Presnell reached on a single and scored on a ground ball from Jensen Arnold in the top of the first. They gave up that advantage immediately, allowing three runs on two errors in the bottom of the inning. 

Makenna Skaggs and Sabrina Usher hit back-to-back doubles in the third, the latter scoring the former, and Usher came home on a ground ball from Jacie Taber to tie it up. Jenks hit four singles for a pair of runs in the fourth and Dacia Sexton hit a grand slam in the fifth.

Usher scored Presnell on a single in the seventh and Taber brought in Skaggs, but a pop fly to second brought the game to an end. 

Aliyah Taff (2-2, 2-4) pitched the first five innings, tossing twelve hits and one walk. Mackenzie Bechtold (1-0) threw no hits, two strikeouts, and one walk in the sixth inning.

Sand Springs Softball will return to action Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with a district home game against their Highway 97 rivals from Sapulpa (2-13, 2-4). The Sandites are 1-0 in district action. 

CPHS Softball: Sandites go undefeated at Stillwater Festival, upset Westmoore

Sabrina Usher is the only Lady Sandite to hit a home run this season.

Sabrina Usher is the only Lady Sandite to hit a home run this season.

The Charles Page High School varsity softball team (9-3) notched two solid wins at the Stillwater Festival on Friday. After a 14-0 pummeling of Edmond Memorial (4-8) in game one, they notched a 2-1 upset of Westmoore (13-3) at Oklahoma State University's Cowgirl Stadium. 

Sophomore pitcher Aliyah Taff (2-1, 2-3) got the win with two hits, five strikeouts, and no walks in the four inning run-rule victory over Edmond Memorial and Sabrina Usher hit her second home run of the season.

Rogers State-commit Kimi Presnell was first on the scoreboard thanks to a team effort; reaching on a walk, stealing second, and making third and home on a pair of sacrifices. 

Cameron Clemons scored on an error in the second inning, Presnell doubled in Madelyn Blair, Drew Hawkins scored on a bunt from Makenna Skaggs, and Usher went yard to drive in Presnell and Skaggs for a 7-0 lead.

Another Presnell double brought in Felicity Horn, and Hawkins notched another run on an error in the third. Luttrell and Blair both hit RBI doubles in the fourth, then Hawkins and Blair both scored on errors for the final runs of the game. 

The second win went to Blair (4-1, 23-6) with four strikeouts, five walks, and seven hits in the seven inning bout with Westmoore. 

The Lady Jags were first on the board with three-straight hits and McKayla Franks brought in Aynslee Linduff with a single. They stranded three in the second, two in the third, two in the fourth, and two in the fifth.

Sand Springs made it on base in the first, second, and fourth, but their big break came in the bottom of the fifth. Skaggs singled on loaded bases to bring in Hawkins and Luttrell scored on an error to take the lead once and for all. 

Clemons drilled a triple in the sixth but was picked off soon after, but the Sandites wouldn't end up needing the extra run. The Jags secured a walk and a single in the top of the seventh, but Madison Lee caught a pop fly to seal the victory. 

Sand Springs Softball will return to action Tuesday at Jenks High School (10-5) at 5:00 p.m in a non-district Frontier Valley Conference battle. 

CPHS Softball: Sandites run rule Sapulpa 11-0 in district debut

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The Charles Page High School varsity softball team (7-3) won their first district game in style with an 11-0 run-rule shutout of their Highway 97 rivals from Sapulpa (2-10, 2-3) Thursday evening. 

Madelyn Blair (3-1, 22-6), a senior University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma commit, got the win on the mound, giving up only two hits and no walks against five strikeouts.

The visiting Sandites wasted no time, jumping out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first with an RBI double from Sabrina Usher, who came in on a ground out from Blair. Kimi Presnell scored the first and third runs of the game, then Makenna Skaggs made it 4-0 on a ground ball from Jacie Taber. 

Felicity Horn scored on an error in the third, Elizabeth Luttrell brought in Cameron Clemons on a sacrifice fly, Madison Lee scored on a passed ball, and Presnell scored on an error for an 8-0 advantage. 

Horn scored on a passed ball in the fourth. Presnell scored Luttrell on a triple and came in on a single from Usher for the final run of the game.

Both of Sapulpa's singles came in the bottom of the fourth but Usher preserved the shutout with a tag at home. Sand Springs put two on base in the fifth but failed to score and Blair struck out two to conclude the game. 

Sand Springs has suffered through five rain-outs this season, including their first two district games against Ponca City and Putnam City North. They will return to action Friday at the Stillwater Festival with games against Edmond Memorial (4-6) and Westmoore (13-2). 

CPHS Softball: Sandites split wins at RSU Festival, beat Claremore 6-1

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The Charles Page High School varsity softball team (6-3) split a double header at Rogers State University Thursday morning, falling 3-2 to Claremore Sequoyah, but defeating Claremore High School 6-1.

The undefeated Eagles (8-0) scored all three of their runs in the first inning as Callie Schultz and Lauryn Anderson came in on a home run from Ariel Thompson. Thompson was the star of the show, going three-for-three at the plate and registering thirteen strikeouts on the mound.

Kimi Presnell scored the Sandites' first run in the bottom of the third on a single from Makenna Skaggs, who also doubled in Liz Luttrell in the fifth. Madelyn Blair (2-1, 21-6) struck out five, walked three, and gave up eight hits for her first loss of the season.

Aliyah Taff (2-1, 2-3) led the Sandites to a win over the Zebras (1-1) with three strikeouts, no walks, and five hits.

Sand Springs stranded loaded bases in the top of the first after two errors and a single but got out to an early lead in the second with three hits and a walk. Presnell doubled in Drew Hawkins, Skaggs sacrificed to score Luttrell, then Presnell came in on a single from Sabrina Usher.

Cameron Clemons hit a sacrifice fly in the third to score Taber and Luttrell singled in Horn for a 5-0 lead. The Zebras also got on the board that inning with an RBI double from Maddox Thomas and a run from Rylee Vanaman. Skaggs batted in Presnell for the final run in the top of the sixth. 

The Lady Sandites will return to action Monday at 5:30 p.m. with their district debut at Putnam City North (1-7).

CPHS Softball: Sandites undefeated at Broken Arrow tournament, Usher hits home run

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The Charles Page High School Fast Pitch Softball team holds an undefeated 4-0 record after the second day of the season and the first day of the Broken Arrow Tournament.

After shutting out Tahlequah in their Thursday afternoon season opener, the Lady Sandites defeated Choctaw 3-2, Pocola 6-0, and Broken Bow 6-3 Friday at Arrowhead Park.

Choctaw (3-1) is always an exciting win for the Sandites, who were defeated 4-3 by the Yellowjackets in the 2015 State Championship. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma-commit Madelyn Blair (1-0) pitched her first win of the season in the close battle. 

The Yellowjackets outhit the Sandites six to four, but Sand Springs benefited from three walks and an error for the payback win.

The Sandites jumped out to an early lead with a sacrifice fly from Jensen Arnold to score Kimi Presnell in the top of the first, but Lainee Brown tied it up right away with an RBI single.

Jacie Taber reclaimed the lead with an RBI double to score Felicity Horn in the top of the second, then Emma Jackson singled in Tiffany Palmer to tie it in the fourth. Cameron Clemons smacked an RBI double in the fifth for the final run of the game.

Aaliyah Taff (1-0) got the win on the mound against Pocola (3-3), tossing three hits, two strikeouts, and three walks in seven innings.

Makenna Skaggs recorded the first hit of the game but was stranded in the top of the first inning. Pocola left two on base in the bottom of the second as Shakyrah Gladness reached on an error at third and Kena Chitwood drew a walk.

The Sandites hit pay dirt in the top of the third with an RBI single from Sabrina Usher to bring home Presnell, then Taber singled in Clemons in the fourth before scoring on a hit from Presnell.

Pocola was in hot water in the sixth inning as a walk from Horn and singles from Clemons and Taber loaded the bases with no outs. Blair scored all three on a double, then Presnell and Skaggs singled to reload the slot.

The Indians averted disaster as Usher hit a pop fly to third where Blair was tagged out, and Presnell was left stranded with a fly out from Arnold.

Pocola snagged a walk and a single in the bottom of the sixth and Mika Scott doubled in the seventh, but a strikeout and a pair of ground outs brought the game to a close.

Mackenzie Bechtold (1-0) handed Broken Bow (3-1) their first loss of the season with four hits, two walks, and three strikeouts.

Jaylee Lopez gave the Lady Savages the opening lead with an RBI double to score Jules Callaham, but Sabrina Usher hit the first Sandite home run of the season to score Skaggs for the advantage. 

Broken Bow tied it up with an RBI single from Shae Ebert in the top of the third, but Sand Springs ran away with it in the bottom of the fourth.

Elizabeth Luttrell and Horn hit back-to-back doubles and Clemons added a sacrifice fly to double the Savages 4-2, then Blair doubled in Taber and scored on an error to make it 6-3.

Callaham reached on an error in the fifth and scored on a different error for the final run of the game. 

Sand Springs will return to action Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. against Moore (0-3), then will play Durant (2-3) at 2:00 p.m., both on Field 5 at Arrowhead Park. They will begin bracket play at 4:00 p.m.

CPHS Softball: Sandites slam Tahlequah 8-0 in season opener

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The Lady Sandite Fast-Pitch Softball team kicked off the season with a bang Thursday afternoon in Tahlequah, shutting out the Tigers 8-0 behind a stellar pitching performance from Jacie Taber.

Taber, an uncommitted Division One prospect, threw four strikeouts, one walk, and one hit in the five-inning outing. She also hit two singles on three at-bats with two runs and two RBI.

Sand Springs was supposed to start their season Tuesday morning at the Claremore Festival, but both games were cancelled due to weather. Tahlequah, meanwhile, had little difficulty in rattling off a pair of double-digit wins at the Pryor Festival.

The Sandites' late start put them to no disadvantage and they needed only a single inning to find their rhythm against the 5A powerhouse. 

In the second inning Taber and Elizabeth Luttrell hit a pair of singles and Felicity Horn walked to load the bases. Makenna Skaggs batted in Luttrell, Cameron Clemons batted in Taber, and Madelyn Blair batted in Horn for a quick 3-0 advantage.

Sabrina Usher kicked off the third inning with a double, Luttrell and Taber both singled again, and Usher and Luttrell both scored on Taber's hit. Taber came in on a double from Skaggs to double the score. 

Drew Hawkins drew a walk in the fourth and came in on a double from Usher, who scored the final run of the game on a ground out from Luttrell. 

Emily Sampson snagged Tahlequah's only hit of the night on a single to left field in the bottom of the fourth, but three quick fly outs left the Tiger stranded. 

The Sandites will return to action Friday afternoon at the Broken Arrow Tournament with a triple header at Arrowhead Park. Sand Springs will play Choctaw (1-0) at 1:30 p.m., Pocola (3-0) at 3:00 p.m., and Fort Gibson (0-0) at 5:00 p.m. All three games will be played on Field 7. Arrowhead Park is located at 300 East Washington Street in Broken Arrow.

Sandite athletes make college decisions

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Senior Isabella Regalado announced Tuesday her decision to play basketball for Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The RiverHawks went 10-17 last season under first-year Head Coach Fala Bullock, a four-win improvement over the prior year. NSU competes at the NCAA Division II level in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

Regalado averaged 9.27 points per game with a 31% field goal percentage and 69% free throw average. She collected 4.75 rebounds per game, led her team in scoring on three occasions, and scored a career-high 23 points against Jenks.

The Lady Sandites went 18-8 last season, placed third in the Frontier Valley Conference, and made it to the State Tournament Quarterfinals. 

Senior Destiny Johnson has committed play basketball to the University of Tulsa. The Hurricane is coming off a 10-21 season under eighth-year Head Coach Matilda Mossman and competes in the NCAA Division I in the American Athletic Conference. 

Johnson was the number-two scorer on her team with a 16.28 average, 48.06% field goal percentage, and 65.73% free throw percentage. She recorded 5.65 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and two steals per game with three double-doubles. She led her team on ten occasions and scored a career-high 31 points against Ponca City. 

Senior Holly Kersgieter previously committed to the University of Kansas last year. The Jayhawks went 12-18 in the NCAA Division I, competing in the Big 12 Conference under third-year Head Coach Brandon Schneider. 

Kersgieter led her team with 18.12 points, 7.33 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 2.5 steals per game, shooting 49.65% on field goals and 73.1% on free throws. She recorded four double-doubles, led her team on sixteen occasions, and scored a career-high 29 points against Union.

Seniors Tyler Ash and John Miller recently announced their intent to play baseball for Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton. The Mountaineers went 44-17 in the 2017-2018 season, competing in the NJCAA Region II. They are coached by Matt Parker in his first year after moving over from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Sandite Baseball finished the 2018 season with a 24-12 record under first-year Head Coach James Garrison, falling in the Regional Championship finals. 

Ash amassed a 3-2 record on the mound with a 3.77 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 26 innings. He recorded a .266 batting average, .376 slugging average, and .412 OBP with 29 hits, 27 runs, 25 RBI, two home runs, and eighteen stolen bases.

Miller pitched a 5-1 record with a 2.13 ERA and 1.1 WHIP in 26 innings. He batted .385 with a .462 slugging average, and .467 OBP for two runs, five hits, and four RBI.

Senior Cale Savage has committed to play baseball for Northern Oklahoma College in Enid. The 2018 season was the best in Jet history with a 48-16 record and third place finish in the NJCAA Division II World Series. They are coached by program founder Raydon Leaton in his seventeenth season. 

Savage batted .289 with a .434 slugging average and .406 OBP last season. He recorded fourteen runs, 24 hits, 21 RBI, and nine steals. He also pitched a 2.8 ERA and 1.8 WHIP in five innings. 

Senior Cal Watkins committed Monday to Seminole State College in Seminole, Oklahoma. The Trojans went 41-12 last season and will be starting fresh this year under first-year Head Coach Mack Chambers. They compete in the NJCAA Region 2. 

Watkins batted .339 last season with a .393 slugging average and .419 OBP. He recorded 32 runs, 38 hits, fifteen RBI, and seventeen steals.

Senior Jacie Taber recently de-committed from the University of Northern Iowa softball team. 

Taber went 16-3 on the mound last season with a 2.04 ERA and 1.358 WHIP. She batted .368 with a .471 slugging average and .385 OBP for fourteen runs, 32 hits, 32 RBI and one home run.

Senior Kimi Presnell is committed to Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma. The Hillcats finished the 2018 season 39-20 under fourth-year Head Coach Andrea Vaughan. They are an NCAA Division II team competing in the Heartland Conference.

Presnell is the leading hitter for the Lady Sandites, batting .522 with a .761 slugging average and .532 OBP. She recorded 32 runs, 48 hits, sixteen RBI, one home run, and twelve stolen bases last season.

Senior Cameron Clemons is committed to Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. The Muleriders went 60-11 last season under fourth-year Head Coach Jason Anderson, competing at the NCAA Division II level in the Great American Conference. 

Clemons batted .271 in 2017 with a .386 slugging average and .326 OBP. She posted twenty runs, nineteen hits, thirteen RBI, and one home run. 

Senior Madelyn Blair committed last month to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. The Drovers compete in the NAIA and Sooner Athletic Conference and are coming off a 57-5 season and NAIA World Series Championship under fifth-year Head Coach Jadyn Wallis. 

Blair amassed a 6-3 record on the mound last season with a 2.96 ERA and 1.5 WHIP in 52 innings. She holds a .365 batting average, .469 slugging average, and .398 OBP with twelve runs, 35 hits, and 22 RBI.

Senior Elizabeth Luttrell has committed to Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas. The Tigers compete in the NJCAA and are coming off a 42-16 season and National Tournament appearance under second-year Head Coach Jenny Hoyt.

Luttrell holds a .357 batting average, .536 slugging average, and .409 OBP with 22 runs, thirty hits, three home runs, and 29 RBI in the 2017 season.

Lady Sandite Softball went 23-8 last fall and has made the State Tournament three consecutive years. 

CPHS Softball: Slow-Pitch season ends in shootout at No. 3 Southmoore

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The Charles Page High School Slow-Pitch Softball team ended their season Tuesday afternoon in Moore, falling 11-0 and 14-9 to Class 6A No. 3 ranked Southmoore in a three-game series for the Regional Championship.

SEE RELATED: CPHS Softball: Sandites run-rule Norman 13-1 at Regional Playoffs

The Lady Sandites ended the year ranked No. 17 in Class 6A with a 9-12 record and several quality wins. 

Southmoore jumped out to an early lead with six hits and a walk for a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Sand Springs stranded two runners in the top of the second and the Sabercats came in to take a 7-0 lead with home runs from Mikayla Smith and Karli Petty. 

Sabrina Usher scored Elizabeth Luttrell on a homer to get Sand Springs on the board in the top of the third, then Analisia Aguilar sent one over the center field fence for Southmoore.

The Sandites stranded two more in the top of the fourth and Kylie Janzen scored two on a homer in the bottom of the inning to make it 10-2.

Makenna Skaggs singled to score Kimi Presnell in the top of the fifth, then came in on a double from Jensen Arnold. The Sandites then stranded two Sabercat runners in the bottom of the inning for their only shutout inning of the game. 

In the top of the sixth Jacie Taber reached on an error, and Felicity Horn and Cameron Clemons singled to load the bases. Luttrell, Presnell, Usher, and Skaggs all batted in runs to close the game to a one run deficit at 10-9.

The Sabercats were ready with a melee of their own in the bottom of the inning, making it 14-9 with a home run from Savannah Brewer. Sand Springs recorded three hits in the top of the seventh but stranded two runners to end the game. 

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Hits: CPHS 19, SHS 16.
Walks: SHS 7.
Errors: SHS 2.
Double-Plays: SHS 2.
Left-on-Base: SHS 9, CPHS 10.

CPHS Softball: Sandites run-rule Norman 13-1 at Regional Playoffs

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MOORE - Kimi Presnell, Sabrina Usher, and Jensen Arnold each hit home runs Wednesday afternoon to advance the Sandites to the second round of the playoffs.

The Class 6A No. 17 ranked Charles Page High School slow-pitch softball team (9-11) throttled Norman High School (5-12) with a 13-1 run rule-victory in only four innings.

The Lady Tigers came ready to play with two singles and a walk to load the bases in the top of the first. Sara Massey scored on a sacrifice fly and Triniti Crump walked to reload, but Arnold struck out Raven Fulks to strand three.

Arnold's solo homer tied it up in the bottom of the second, and the Sandites took the lead in the third. Kimi Presnell doubled in Drew Hawkins, then Usher's homer scored Presnell and Jacie Taber for a 5-1 advantage.

Sand Springs scattered seven hits for eight runs in the bottom of the fourth. Taber batted in Madelyn Blair. Felicity Horn and Hawkins scored on an error, then Taber came in on Presnell's homer. Makenna Skaggs singled in Usher for the ten-run lead, then scored on Arnold's second homer to seal the victory. 

Sand Springs wasn't so fortunate in their next game, taking on No. 3 Southmoore (23-5) who topped Norman 12-0 in game two to eliminate the Tigers from contention. The Sabercats shutout Sand Springs 11-0 in game one of a three-game series.

The host team out-hit the Sandites fourteen to five with home runs from Karli Petty, Hannah Seals, and Mikayla Smith. 

Southmoore scored four in the first, two in the third, three in the fourth, and two in the fifth for the run-rule victory. 

Usher doubled in the first, Luttrell singled in the third, and Arnold singled in the fourth. Cameron Clemons and Hawkins singled in the fifth, but Hawkins was outed on a fielder's choice to end the game.

Sand Springs will now have to beat the Sabercats in back-to-back games to punch their ticket to State. 

CPHS Softball: Lady Sandites upset No. 6 Broken Arrow and No. 10 Jenks

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The Class 6A No. 17 ranked Charles Page High School slow pitch softball team (8-10) ended the regular season on a high note with a pair of quality upsets over top-ten opponents Thursday. The Lady Sandites bested No. 6 Broken Arrow 7-6 and No. 10 Jenks 25-4. 

Sand Springs narrowly overcame Broken Arrow (10-8), using a pair of errors in the top of the seventh for the final lead of the game.

Broken Arrow took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first with five singles, but the Sandites tied it up in the top of the third as Kimi Presnell scored on an error and Jensen Arnold singled in Makenna Skaggs. 

Felicity Horn gave Sand Springs their first lead in the top of the fourth, reaching on an error and scoring on a line out by Drew Hawkins. The Lady Tigers tied it back up with a pair of singles and an error in the bottom of the inning.

Arnold scored on a single from Madison Lee in the top of the fifth and Payton Hayes scored on an error in the bottom of the inning. Kinsey Skaggs scored on an error in the sixth and Sabrina Usher singled to score Presnell. 

Broken Arrow scattered several big hits in the bottom of the sixth. Morgan Kerr, Evie Herring, and McKenzie Carney hit doubles and Mary Collins drilled a triple to tie it at 6-6.

Blair reached on an error, took second on a hit from Elizabeth Luttrell, and scored on an error in center field for the final run of the game. 

In game two the Lady Sandites throttled Jenks (18-10), dealing the Trojans their second-largest loss of the season and biggest since the first game of the year. 

Sand Springs recorded 26 hits, led by Usher with two triples and four RBI. Hawkins, Arnold, and Luttrell batted in three apiece to avenge a 20-19 loss at the Haskell Tournament earlier this month.

Sand Springs Softball will return to action Tuesday in Moore at their Regional Tournament bracket. The Lady Sandites will play a double-elimination tournament against No. 3 Southmoore (21-5) and Norman (4-11) beginning at noon.

CPHS Softball: Lady Sandites fall 9-3 to Tahlequah

Sand Springs Softball had a rough time at Union High School Tuesday night, dropping games to both the Union Redskins and the Tahlequah Lady Tigers. 

The Class 6A No. 17 ranked Charles Page High School slow pitch softball team (6-10) fell 13-3 to No. 2 Union in game one and 9-3 to No. 11 Tahlequah (16-11) in game two.

SEE RELATED: CPHS Softball: Sabrina Usher hits home run in 13-3 loss at Union

Rogers State University-committed junior Kimi Presnell hit a lead-off triple to start the game and scored on a single from Sabrina Usher on the next play. That would be the only lead of the night for the Sandites.

Hailey Sams hit a home run in the bottom of the first to score Alexa Cacy and Emily Sampson for a 3-1 lead. An error and three walks gave the Tigers loaded bases and a free run in the second inning, then Sams hit a grand slam to make it 8-1.

Kinsey Skaggs singled and scored on a triple from Madison Lee, then Lee scored on a fly ball by Drew Hawkins in the top of the third. Betty Danner scored the last run of the game in the bottom of the third, and the game went scoreless for the next four innings. 

The Lady Sandites will return to action Thursday in Jenks with a 4:00 p.m. game against No. 6 Broken Arrow (10-6) and a 7:30 bout with the No. 10 Trojans (17-9) at 7:30 p.m.