In the final regular season tournaments of the softball season, Sequoyah and Verdigris are tuning up for the postseason, combining to go 5-0 Thursday at their respective tournaments.
At the Adair Tournament, Sequoyah beat Keys 3-0, Wyandotte 13-1 and Adair 7-5 on Thursday.
Verdigris made mincemeat of Stilwell and Haskell at the Tahlequah Sequoyah Tournament Thursday, winning 15-0 and 8-0, respectively.
The Cardinals, who have been ranked No. 1 in Class 3A all season, improved to 22-3.
In other action around Rogers County, it was Foyil 10, Prue 9; Sperry 7, Chelsea 1; and Hilldale 10, Inola 0.
At Adair, Kayleigh Jones threw a two-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts against Keys. Ariel Thompson was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Jones added two hits as well.
The win against Wyandotte lasted just three innings. Jones was the pitcher again, allowing one unearned run on just two hits. Macey McClain was 3-for-3 with five RBIs to lead the offense.
It took more work to get the win against Adair, but Sequoyah got its 20th win of the season behind a 10 strikeout performance by Thompson. Hannah Morgan was 2-for-3.
Foyil 10, Prue 9 — The Panthers avenged a one-run loss to Prue earlier in the season with a 10-9 home win Thursday afternoon.
“We started extremely tight and made a couple of poor decisions that allowed the Rockets five runs in the first inning,” said Foyil coach Phil Webb.
But it was mostly Foyil after that, as the Panthers scored 10 runs in the second inning. Even though they had just three baserunners in the final five innings, the Panthers held on for the win.
Morgan Valliere nearly hit for the cycle for the second straight game. She missed a home run that was foul by 10 feet in her final home game.
“She’s missing senior night next week because of the fair,” Webb said. “This was her last home game as a Lady Panther. There were a few happy tears after the game. I love this team. They are a great group of young ladies.”
Zoie Otis was 3-for-4 for the Panthers.
Hilldale 11, Inola 0 — The Horns had three hits and three errors. Olivia Cosper was 2-for-2.
Sperry 7, Chelsea 1 — Chelsea was held to two hits, one each by Ayche Marchoud and Macy Everett. Marchoud’s triple scored Cassi Smith.