Beware of the Lady Horns.
Inola made its presence in Class 4A known on Monday afternoon, upsetting Hilldale, 2-1, at home.
The Lady Hornets entered the game with only one loss on the season, leading District 4A-6.
It was the Lady Horns’ second victory over a top in a week, having defeated Verdigris on Sept. 16. They also pushed Oologah in a 4-3 loss in extra innings in the Sequoyah Tahlequah Fall Classic on Saturday.
Keaton Ellis secured the win with a walk-off single to rightfield in the bottom of the eighth inning, scoring Savanna Cosper.
Hilldale averaged more than eight runs per game coming in, but Lady Horns pitcher Lillie Walker greatly limited the powerhouse.
Walker allowed eight hits but didn’t allow any earned runs while striking out four through eight innings.
The Lady Hornets’ lone run came on an error in the second inning.
Inola tied things up in the fifth when Jamie Burke doubled to leftfield on a 3-1 count, scoring Madi Roberts.
It was one of only five hits surrendered by Hilldale pitcher Makayla Williams, who tallied five strikeouts in 7.2 innings in the circle.
Burke led the Lady Horns with a 2-for-3 outing at the plate.
Keely Ibarra notched three hits in four at-bats to lead the Lady Hornets. Kaylee Sanchez notched two hits of her own.
Inola (15-9, 6-3 District 4A-6) returns against Coweta in the NSU Tournament on Thursday.