CLAREMORE — Claremore showed little signs of wear after playing four games on Saturday at the Oologah Tournament when they hosted Skiatook Monday in district softball action.
Claremore jumped on the Lady Bulldogs early and cruised to a 5-1 win, claiming the third place slot in District 5A-3, one-half game behind Shawnee for second place.
Claremore had nine hits, three of those coming in a three-run first inning that set the stage for the day.
Alexis Williams was hit by a pitch and Jadyn Muns reached on an error which scored Williams. A triple by Maddox Thomas and a single by Zowie Davis added to the lead.
A Holland Rader double was followed by a Bailey Whusenhunt run-scoring double to make it 4-0 in the third inning.
Skiatook finally cracked the scoring column in the top of the sixth inning on three singles and a sacrifice bunt to make it 4-1. But in the bottom of the inning, Claremore got that run back with a lead-off home run by Whisenhunt.
Whisenhunt and Thomas each had two hits. Thomas also had a double.
Claremore continued to use the two-pitcher system. Davis started in the circle and allowed two hits in five innings. Kaleigh Schumacher finished the final two innings and allowed one run on four hits.
Hilldale 1, Inola 0 — It took 10 innings, but Hilldale finally put visiting Inola away.
A single, an error and an intentional walk loaded the bases for Hilldale in the bottom of the 10th, and then a single to center ended the game.
Inola had four hits, one each from Lacey Stamper, Olivia Cosper, Lillie Walker and Avery Cosper.
Walker pitched nine innings, allowing that one unearned run on 10 hits. She struck out five and walked four.
Chelsea 12, Nowata 2 — Chelsea broke open a tight 3-2 game with nine runs in the fourth to beat Nowata 12-2 Monday.
The Dragons scored 12 runs on just six hits, but 10 walks by Nowata's pitcher provided more help to Chelsea.
Carson Draeger was the winning pitcher for Chelsea, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits. She struck out nine and walked two. She also doubled and drove in three runs at the plate. Devin Equels was 2-for-3 for Chelsea.
Oologah 7, Miami 1 — Twelve Oologah hits combined with five Miami errors tells the tale of Monday's 7-1 Mustang victory.
Oologah pitcher Bailie Runner struck out seven and allowed just three hits. The run she allowed was unearned.
Emma Gill, Kenzie Chacon and Rachel Humberg all had two hits for Oologah.
Sequoyah 10, Locust Grove 0 — Kayleigh Jones threw a one-hit shutout against Locust Grove Monday during a 10-0 run-rule victory.
Jones struck out 12 and walked two in five innings of work.
Ariel Thompson, taking a break from her pitching duties Monday, contributed in a different way with a three-run home run to center field which was the blow that ended the game.
Callie Schultz was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs.
Lauryn Anderson was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Verdigris 8, Newkirk 0 — Verdigris improved to 18-1-1 with an 8-0 district win over Newkirk Monday. The win keeps the Cardinals within striking distance of district leader Kellyville.
Pitcher Toni Shawnee allowed two hits and struck out six in six innings of work.
Jaysan Gibson was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Shawnee was 2-for-3.