By CRAIG HALL
ROLAND—A long time ago, the sports teams at Heavener were called the “Hurricane”.
Fortunately, that moniker went away. The Lady Wolves did resemble a strong storm on Thursday by battering Roland and Locust Grove in a 5A slow-pitch softball district tournament to advance to next week’s regional.
Heavener, now 27-5, outscored its two opponents 33-2 in winning the district.
After Locust Grove downed Roland 5-0 in the opening game of the tournament, Heavener eliminated the Lady Rangers, 13-1, in three innings.
After a slow start in the first game against Locust Grove, Heavener finally warmed up on this cool and windy day to take a 10-1 decision before clinching the trip to the regionals with a 10-0 victory.
The regional location and game times will be announced by the OSSAA on Monday.
In the championship game, Heavener put the contest away early. The Lady Wolves scored a run in the first inning and put the game away by scoring five times in the second inning. They added two runs in the third and fourth inning to finish off the run-rule.
Jodie Hill was 3-3 with three runs and a RBI while freshman Emily Yandell was 2-2 with two runs and a RBI. Lexi Moody went 2-3 with a RBI, Kendra Davis had a 2-3 game with a run scored and RBI while Makayla Cheek was also 2-3.
In the first game against Locust Grove, Heavener trailed 1-0 after two innings before the bats got going. The Lady Wolves took the lead in the second inning by scoring twice on hits by Erica Lemay, Cheyenne Cranfield and Moody.
Heavener extended the lead to 5-1 with three runs in the fourth, added another run in the fifth and closed out with four runs on five hits in the sixth inning.
Yandell was 3-3 with a pair of runs scored, Moody was 3-4 with a RBI and run scored, Cranfield had a 3-4 game with a RBI and run scored, Hill was 2-4 with a run and RBI, Elyssa Turner went 2-3 and scored a run, Jacee Manley was 2-3 with two RBI and a run scored and Lily Friedl was 1-3 with three RBI and a run scored.
Heavener’s bats were on fire in the win over Roland. After scoring one run in the first inning, the Lady Wolves scored six runs in both the second and third innings.
Hill was 3-3 with three runs scored and a RBI, Cranfield was 3-3 with three RBI and a run scored and Friedl went 2-2 with two RBI and two runs scored.