Oologah claimed its tournament title with a 1-0 win over Claremore thanks to the international tiebreaker on Saturday afternoon.
WUSA.org states, “When a softball game is tied at the end of six innings, the International Tiebreaker rule goes into effect.
“At the start of each inning, a runner is placed on second base with the intent of accelerating opportunities to score and bringing the game to a speedier conclusion.
“The runner is the last batter to make an out in the previous inning. At least one full inning is played, allowing each team the same chance to score.
“If the score remains tied, the same process is used in each inning until a victor emerges.”
Raegan Maple scored the winning run for the Lady Mustangs in the bottom of the eighth on a passed ball.
Kenzie Chacon threw a shutout in leading Oologah to victory, striking out 13. She went eight innings, allowing six hits while walking one.
Alyssa Poorboy took the loss for the Lady Zebras in the circle. She lasted 7.1 innings, allowing eight hits and zero runs.
The Lady Mustangs racked up eight hits on the day, with Maple and Hadley Calico each managing multiple hits. Maple went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Oologah.
Claremore, meanwhile tallied six hits, led by Jadyn Muns and Maddox Thomas, who both came away with two hits.
Oologah’s win ended the Claremore winning streak at nine games.
The Lady Mustangs are now 15-1 with their current eight-game winning streak, and the Lady Zebras sport a 14-5 record.