OOLOGAH – There wasn’t much scoring against Oologah this weekend.
Home-field advantage was certainly in play, for the Lady Mustangs outscored opponents 38-4 on the way to a 5-0 record at the Oologah Tournament. They topped Class 6A power Owasso 1-0 in nine innings on an international tiebreaker to claim their home tournament title.
Oologah won the tournament via the same method last year in a 1-0 decision over Claremore.
When the international tiebreaker goes into effect, a runner is placed on second base at the start of each inning. This helps bring the contest to a speedier conclusion.
With the game scoreless after 8.5 innings, Jayden Standeford was placed on second base for the Lady Mustangs. After Hadley Calico singled to lead off the frame, Kiah Purdunn scored Standeford on a sacrifice fly to end the game.
There were only five hits between the teams, with Oologah owning four of them. Calico led all batters with a 2-for-4 outing at the plate.
Bailie Runner earned the win after a full game in the circle, tallying 13 strikeouts while allowing one hit and two walks on 121 pitches.
Madi Norton managed the Lady Rams’ only hit on a single to right field on the first at-bat of the game. Lily Shaw struck out seven Lady Mustangs on 99 pitches through 8.1 innings.
Oologah opened the tournament Thursday with a 10-0 victory over Sequoyah behind an eight-run third inning before needing three runs in the fifth to top Dewey 4-1 later that evening.
Purdunn notched two of her three hits during a nine-run explosion against Cleveland on Friday evening, leading the Lady Mustangs to an 11-3 win.
Oologah experienced another late-game surge in Friday’s semifinals against Jay, scoring seven runs in the seventh inning to take a 12-0 decision.
In addition to the championship, Runner tossed a no-hitter with seven strikeouts on 56 pitches against Sequoyah. Kenzie Chacon handled the pitching duties the other three games, throwing a combined 21 strikeouts while surrendering 13 hits and seven walks through 17 innings on 269 pitches.
The Lady Mustangs now sit at 18-3 overall as they head back to district play Tuesday against Grove (10-4).
Claremore also competed in the tournament, closing with three-consecutive wins after opening the festivities with losses of 3-1 and 5-3 to Owasso and Bartlesville, respectively.
Alyssa Poorboy led the charge during the winning streak, allowing only two runs total through 18 innings in the circle. She didn’t manage any strikeouts against Jay and Mannford in back-to-back 8-1 wins Friday, but she made up for it with six in a 4-0 shutout of Cleveland on Saturday.
Poorboy allowed five, eight and four hits during that three-game stretch while tallying two hits of her own, both of which came against Mannford.
The Lady Zebras (11-11) return to action at 5p.m. Tuesday against District 5A-3 leader Coweta (15-2).
Sequoyah went 1-2 in the tournament, defeating Glenpool 6-5 before suffering losses to Dewey (5-0) and Jay (4-1). The Lady Eagles are now 6-14 on the season.