OKTAHA—Pocola split its two games in the 3A fast-pitch regional on Thursday.
The Lady Indians opened with an 11-4 win over Meeker before falling in the winner’s bracket finals to Oktaha, 3-2.
Pocola will play Meeker again on Friday. Meeker stayed alive with a 10-3 win over Jones. The winner of the Pocola/Meeker game will take on Oktaha, needing to win twice to advance to next week’s 3A state tournament.
Oktaha broke a 1-1 tie with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 3-1 lead over Pocola. The Lady Indians rallied for a run in the top of the seventh, but could not force the tie.
The Lady Indians had more hits than Oktaha, 7-6, but Pocola was hurt by four errors. Emma Damato was 2-3 with a double, run and a RBI to lead the Lady Indians while Shakyrah Gladness doubled and was 1-3 with a run scored and Summer Perkins finished 1-4 with a double.
Kena Chitwood took the loss for Pocola, going 6.0 innings with six hits and two strikeouts.
In the opener, Pocola trailed Meeker 3-1 before the Lady Idians exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning and added two more in the top of the seventh to clinch the win.
Gladness was the winning pitcher, going 5.0 innings with four hits and a strikeout while Chitwood threw 2.0 innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.
Dache Benge homered and doubled to lead the Lady Indians. She finished 2-5 with three RBI and a run, Kenzie Tuck was 3-4 with four RBI and two runs, Morgan Francis doubled and was 3-5 with three RBI and a run, Chitwood went 3-4 with a RBI and a run, Perkins was 2-5 with a run and Gladness went 2-3.
Pocola 11, Meeker 4
Pocola 2 0 0 0 0 7 2—11 16 1
Meeker 0 0 1 0 2 1 0—4 5 3.
Oktaha 3, Pocola 2
Pocola 0 0 1 0 0 0 1—2 7 4
Oktaha 0 0 0 1 0 2 x—3 6 1
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