Not only did Sequoyah not score, it couldn’t even muster a hit.
It was a tough season opener for the Lady Eagles, suffering a 10-0 home loss to Grove on Monday afternoon.
The Lady Ridgerunners wasted little time getting on the board, though, tallying four runs in the first inning and at least one in three of the next four.
Grove took advantage of an inexperienced Sequoyah pitcher in Sidney Roland, earning a single and two walks to load the bases before an out could be recorded.
Laken Malone then grounded into a fielder’s choice, but she scored Ava Sarwinski for the first run of the game in the process.
After another walk, Lauren Outhier singled in Elizabeth Cash and Mikalle Pair to make it 3-0.
Roland struck out two of the next three batters, but a single from Dawn Blake allowed the Lady Ridgerunners to extend the lead before the frame’s end.
Grove was back at it in the second, leading off the inning with doubles from Sarwinski and Pair to push the advantage to five runs.
Cash followed up with a single, and Malone brought her home four pitches later with a double to rightfield, making it 6-0.
Roland came out firing in the third, striking out the first two batters to oppose her, but an error followed by two-straight singles allowed the Lady Ridgerunners another run.
That bad luck followed the Lady Eagles into the fourth, for an error and a pitch hitting Outhier put Grove in scoring position.
Sequoyah committed three-consecutive errors after that, allowing the Lady Ridgerunners two more runs, bringing the tally to 10-0.
Pop outs from Hailee Wallin, Kennedi Christian and Ivoree Wallin evaporated the Lady Eagles’ chance to stave off the shutout in the bottom half.
Rolan pitched the full four innings and took the loss in the circle, allowing 10 hits, six earned runs and two walks while striking out five.
Sequoyah recorded no hits but was walked three times.
Sarwinksi led Grove at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance, while Pair and Outhier also recorded multiple hits with two apiece.
Malone was the winning pitcher for the Lady Ridgerunners, striking out eight through the four innings.
The Lady Eagles lost to Quapaw, 8-4, in 11 innings on Tuesday but rebounded with a 6-2 victory over Locust Grove.
Sequoyah (1-2) hosts Catoosa (0-2) in a home doubleheader beginning Thursday at 4:30 p.m.