OOLOGAH — Shhh! Don’t tell Oologah softball coach Carmen Hill that her Lady Mustangs have won 15 games in a row. She doesn’t want to know.
“Don’t jinx me. I’m not counting,’’ said Hill, following her team’s 2-1 victory over Sequoyah Tuesday at Mustang Field. “I’m just taking it day by day and focusing on what we need to do on that day.’’
Against the Lady Eagles, Oologah improved to 20-3 and made a pair of sacrifice flies do all their talking. It was the second time in three days on the same field that the Mustangs beat Sequoyah by a 2-1 score.
“I didn’t feel like our hitting was on today like we have been,’’ said Hill, who watched her squad outhit 6-4 by the Eagles. “We came off two wins yesterday (Monday) like were really not fired up. We came out lackadaisical today and it took us a while to get going. Once we got going, we got hooked up and we finished strong.’’
Southpaw pitcher Kenzie Chacon fanned 10 batters for the Mustangs and kept Sequoyah off the scoreboard until the sixth inning. Oologah took a 1-0 lead in the fifth. Ashton Bright singled and finally ran home from third on Rachel Humburg’s sacrifice fly.
Sequoyah center fielder Brittany Wilkins made the catch before crashing into left fielder Bryanna Wilkins. Bryanna was shaken up and down on the ground a couple minutes before returning to the game.
The Lady Eagles pulled into a 1-1 tie in the sixth after Brittany Wilkins reached base on a fielder’s choice and ran home when Kayleigh Jones singled to center field. Pitcher Ariel Thompson was thrown out at the plate trying to give Sequoyah the lead on the hit by Jones.
The Mustangs pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the sixth. Morgan Bement doubled into the left field corner with Chacon sacrificing her to third. Raegan Maple entered the lineup to run for Bement at third and scored on Kylee Thompson’s sacrifice fly.
Representing the tying run, Kennedi Christian singled in the seventh for Sequoyah with two outs. Chacon got Lauryn Anderson to foul out to end the game.
“Kenzie works hard. She’s motivated to work hard,’’ Hill said. “She gives us her best every time she steps on the field.
“We’re playing good ball right now. We’re pretty consistent with our hitting. From one to nine (in the batting order) I feel confident we’re getting the job done.’