By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The No.17 ranked Charles Page High School slow pitch softball team (4-4) dropped a 26-22 shootout with the No.8 Jenks Lady Trojans earlier this season and made up for it Thursday evening, doubling the home team 14-7.
Northeastern State University-signee Jessica Schuler (3-1) got the win on the mound, giving up 8 hits and 3 walks, but only 6 earned runs.
Freshman Kimi Presnell was the first to land a hit and the first to score, doubling before coming in on a Schuler single. Oklahoma State University-commit Sydney Pennington singled and scored on a triple by Madelyn Blair. Jessica Collins reached on a fielder's choice that outed Schuler, then scored on a triple by Mid-American Christian-signee Stella Millican.
Cameron Clemons drew a walk in the second, advanced on a double by Kennedy Salyers, and came in on intentional walks of Pennington and Schuler. The home team got on the board in the bottom of the second as Delaney Knorr and Rita Villalobos both drew walks and scored on hits by Reagan Berkinshaw and Ally Ryan, respectively.
The Trojans tied things up in the bottom of the third as Ayanna UpChurch batted in Alexis Bryan, Knorr batted in Kate Kouplen, and Memory Duncan batted in Upchurch to make it 5-5.
Pennington got things back on track in the top of the fourth, tripling to score Salyers and Presnell, then coming home on a double by Collins. Madelyn Blair tripled to score Kellie Johnson and Collins for the 10-5 advantage.
Rachel Blair scored on a Presnell sacrifice, then Pennington reached on an error to score Jacie Taber and Salyers, but tried for two and was caught in a pickle for the final out of the inning.
Jenks added two more in the bottom of the sixth, but Millican put the final exclamation point on the night with an in-the-park home run.
The Lady Sandites return to action Friday at the Haskell Tournament against Kellyville, Morris, and Beggs.