TULSA — Jaysan Gibson singled to lead off the top of the eighth inning and later scored on a Kylie Green single, which proved to be the winning run in a 3-2 victory at Lincoln Christian Tuesday afternoon.
After Green scored, it was up to Verdigris pitcher Toni Shawnee to close out the game, which she did with a 1-2-3 inning.
In other games in Rogers County, it was Adair 6, Chelsea 4; Berryhill 9, Inola 5; and Quapaw 11, Foyil 6.
Verdigris, ranked No. 1 in 3A with a 19-3 record, allowed a Lincoln Christian run in the first, but answered in the third when Megan Turner walked and scored on a Shaydee Hill single.
Verdigris took a brief 2-1 lead in the fifth on a Jaylan Gibson sacrifice fly that scored Turner.
The Bulldogs strung together two singles and an error which tied the game at 2 in the bottom of the sixth.
Verdigris got a lead-off double by Turner in the seventh, but left her stranded.
Verdigris had 13 hits, but one error nearly cost them the game. Jaysan Gibson was 3-for-4, while Green, Turner and Faith Weiesnbach all had two hits.
Shawnee was the winning pitcher. She pitched the final 6 2/3 innings, allowing one unearned run and six hits. She struck out five.
Berryhill 9, Inola 5 — Inola (11-10) saw its game implode as Berryhill scored seven runs in the fifth inning.
Four errors also plagued the Horn in the loss.
Inola earned the lead with a run in the second inning when Olivia Cosper singled to score Lillie Walker, who led off the inning with a single. But the Horns left the bases loaded, and that would cost them later.
In the fifth, Berryhill had six hits, one a two-run homer, a walk and an error for the seven runs. They now led 8-1.
Lacy Stamper hit a three-run double for Inola in the sixth, and Walker drove in Julian Danker in the seventh, but that was it.
Walker was 3-for-4.
Cosper took the loss in the circle. Six of the nine runs were earned. She struck out 10 and allowed 11 hits.
Adair 6, Chelsea 4 — Adair scored twice in the top of the seventh to come back and beat Chelsea 6-4 Tuesday evening.
The Dragons did have five errors, matching their five hits for the game.
But it was all Chelsea early on. The Dragons scored three in the bottom of the first inning. Cassi Smith doubled home Courtney LeGrand, who led off the inning with a walk. Ayche Marchoud then singled to center field, scoring Allison Draeger and Smith for a 3-0 lead.
But Adair answered with three runs in second inning. Chelsea took a 4-3 lead with a run in the bottom of the second when Jaynee Bible walked and scored on an error off a LeGrand bunt.
Adair then tied the game in the fourth, setting the stage for a late-game thriller.
Two errors by Chelsea did them in, however.
The Dragons brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn’t get them across.
LeGrand, Draeger, Smith, Marchoud and Taylor Stark all had hits. LeGrand allowed just three earned runs in the loss. She allowed just six hits in seven innings.
Quapaw 11, Foyil 6 — Morgan Valliere hit for the cycle (single, double, triple, home run) but it wasn’t enough to get by visiting Quapaw.
It looked as if Foyil was well on its way for a win, leading 3-1 after three, but Quapaw scored seven runs in the fourth with a combination of base hits and Foyil errors.
“It was disappointing to lose that way,” said coach Phil Webb. “But we finished the game with a lot of fight. I’m very proud of my team and the grit they finished the game with.”
Senior Whittney Williams was 1-for-2 with two runs. Sophomore Kayla Smalley was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Freshman Zoie Otis was 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI and junior Erika Marang was 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI.
Foyil host Prue on Thursday.