The Charles Page High School fast-pitch softball team (7-1 overall, 4-0) took on Putnam City North (3-5) in their first home game of the season Tuesday and won the district double-header by scores of 3-1 and 12-3. On Thursday they carried that momentum into a Highway 97 rivalry matchup with Sapulpa and run-ruled their foes 12-1.
Sand Springs took the lead out of the gate in game one as Jacie Taber scored Makenna Skaggs with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first. She struck out the side in the next inning, clearing the way for two more runs in the bottom of the second.
Rachel Jones singled and scored on a hit from Felicity Horn, while Elizabeth Luttrell doubled and scored on an error. Skaggs came close to scoring again in the bottom of the fourth after hitting a double, but was caught running for home on a single from Taber.
The visitors notched their lone run in the top of the seventh but were unable to stage a rally.
Sand Springs outhit Putnam twelve to two, while Taber struck out eleven on the mound against five walks.
Sand Springs actually did less hitting in the second game, but benefited from six walks and four errors. Horn scored three times, Makenna Skaggs and Kimi Presnell scored twice, and Kinsey Skaggs, Taber, Sabrina Usher, Madison Lee, and Luttrell also crossed home plate.
Madelyn Blair got it done on the mound and at the plate, batting in three runs on three hits while also striking out six batters.
The Sapulpa game was another slugging clinic as the Sandites recorded thirteen hits for a .500 team average.
Sapulpa threatened early with two walks and a single, but stranded loaded bases in the first inning. Horn drew a walk and came in on a single from Taber, who then struck out the side in the top of the second.
Cameron Clemons and Luttrell scored in the second and Jones scored in the fourth, while Sapulpa's lone run came in the top of the third.
The Sandites put the game away in the bottom of the sixth as Horn and Blair walked and Taber singled, loading the bases. Usher doubled in Makenna Skaggs and Drew Hawkins, Presnell doubled in Blair and Usher, then Clemons doubled in Presnell. Jones, Luttrell, and Clemons all scored on a single from Horn, thanks to an error and some long throws to clinch the game at 12-1.
The Lady Sandites will return to action Friday at the Stillwater festival.