CPHS Softball: Elizabeth Luttrell signs with Cowley County College

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Charles Page High School senior Elizabeth Luttrell signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play softball for Cowley County Community College.

Luttrell was a three-year starting first baseman for the Lady Sandites and finished her career with a .356 batting average, .548 slugging average, .426 on-base percentage, 78 hits, 62 runs, 72 RBI, and nine home runs. She was given an All-District Honorable Mention for the 2018 season.

Cowley College is located in Arkansas City, Kansas and competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II. The Tigers went 42-16 last season under third-year Head Coach Jenny Hoyt.

The Lady Sandites won four-straight Regional Championships during Luttrell’s career, as well as the 2018 Bixby Tournament title and 6A Academic State Titles in 2016 and 2018. They made four State Tournament appearances and one State finals appearance in 2015.

CPHS Softball: Madelyn Blair signs with University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

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Charles Page High School senior pitcher Madelyn Blair signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play softball for the defending NAIA National Champions, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Blair was a four-year starter for the Lady Sandites, pitching and playing infield. She finished her senior season with a .353 batting average, .576 slugging average, .372 on-base percentage, 30 hits, 16 runs, 20 RBI, and 4 home runs. On the mound she went 8-3 with a 1.6 ERA, 1.3 WHIP, and 41 strikeouts in 75 innings. In her career she amassed a 27-8 record.

USAO is located in Chickasha and competes in the Sooner Athletic Conference and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. They are coming off a 57-5 record, SAC Conference Runner-Up finish, and NAIA National Title under fifth-year Head Coach Jadyn Wallis.

The Lady Sandites won four-straight Regional Championships during Blair’s career, as well as the 2018 Bixby Tournament title and 6A Academic State Titles in 2016 and 2018. They made four State Tournament appearances and one State finals appearance in 2015.

Blair was named to the Academic All-Conference team all four years of her career, made the All-District team in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and the All-Region and All-State teams for the 2018 season.

CPHS Softball: Cameron Clemons signs with Northeastern State University

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Charles Page High School senior Cameron Clemons signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play softball for Northeastern State University.

Clemons played third base for the Lady Sandites for four years and amassed a .269 career batting average, .353 slugging average, and .328 on-base percentage with 74 hits, 67 runs, 60 RBI, and 1 home run. She was named to the 2018 All-Regional team and received an All-District Honorable Mention.

NSU is located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and competes in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. The RiverHawks went 30-26 last season under sixth-year Head Coach Clay Davis. Also on the RiverHawk roster is CPHS Class of 2016 graduate Jessica Schuler.

The Lady Sandites won four-straight Regional Championships during Clemons’s career, as well as the 2018 Bixby Tournament title and 6A Academic State Titles in 2016 and 2018. They made four State Tournament appearances and one State finals appearance in 2015.

CPHS Softball: Kimi Presnell signs with Rogers State University

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Charles Page High School senior Kimi Presnell signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play softball for Rogers State University.

Presnell was a four-year starter for the Lady Sandites at second base. As a senior she amassed a .462 batting average, .808 slugging average, and .529 on-base percentage with 48 hits, 44 runs, 26 RBI, 6 home runs, and 15 stolen bases.

RSU is located in Claremore, Oklahoma and competes in the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division II in the Heartland Conference. They will be joining the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in Fall of 2019. The Hillcats went 39-20 last season for a Conference Championship, led by fourth-year Head Coach Andrea Vaughan. It was their best record ever at the NCAA Division II level and Vaughan was named Conference and NCAA Division II Coach of the Year.

The Lady Sandites won four-straight Regional Championships during Presnell’s career, as well as the 2018 Bixby Tournament title and 6A Academic State Titles in 2016 and 2018. They made four State Tournament appearances and one State finals appearance in 2015.

Presnell was named to the All-District team in 2017 and 2018, was District Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 and made the All-Region and All-State teams this season.

CPHS Softball: Jacie Taber signs with Missouri State University

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Charles Page High School senior Jacie Taber signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play softball for Missouri State University.

Taber was a four-year starter for the Lady Sandites at pitcher and outfielder. As a senior she batted .411 with a .558 slugging average, .426 on-base percentage, 39 hits, 30 runs, 28 RBI, 2 home runs, and 11 steals.

Taber pitched a 6-1 record, 1.59 earned run average, 1.29 WHIP, and 33 strikeouts in 39.2 innings as a senior. In her career she went 35-11 with one save, a 1.99 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 255 strikeouts in 292.1 innings.

Missouri State is located in Springfield, Missouri and competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I level in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Bears went 32-20 last season under 31-year Head Coach Holly Hesse. Hesse has led her teams to a 781-767-2 record with two MVC regular season titles, five MVC Tournament titles, and five NCAA Tournament appearances.

The Lady Sandites won four-straight Regional Championships during Taber’s career, as well as the 2018 Bixby Tournament title and 6A Academic State Titles in 2016 and 2018. They made four State Tournament appearances and one State finals appearance in 2015.

Taber was named to the All-District team in 2016, 2017, and 2018 and was the District Pitcher of the Year the last two years. She made the All-Region and All-State teams in 2018.

CPHS Softball: Blair, Presnell, Taber named to All-State team

Three members of the Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team were recently named to the Oklahoma High School Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-State Large-East Team.

Seniors Kimi Presnell, Jacie Taber, and Madelyn Blair will play in the All-State Softball Game June 8th, 2019 at Oklahoma Christian University at 1:00 p.m. Sand Springs and Duncan were the only two teams in the Large division to finish with three All-State members.

Taber, a Missouri State University commit, finished the season with a 6-1 pitching record and 1.59 earned run average while batting .411 with a perfect 11-0 base running performance.

Blair is committed to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. She pitched an 8-3 record and 1.58 ERA with a team-best 41 strikeouts and batted .353.

Presnell led the team in several categories: batting average (.462), on-base percentage (.529), runs (44), hits (48), doubles (14), triples (2), base running (15-1), and double plays (10). She will be taking her talents to Rogers State University.

Other college-bound Sandites include Cameron Clemons (Southern Arkansas University) and Elizabeth Luttrell (Cowley County Community College).

Sandite Softball finished the season 23-9 overall and 8-2 for second place in their district. They were eliminated from the OSSAA State Tournament in the quarterfinals but won the Academic State Championship with the best cumulative GPA in Class 6A.

Large - West
Coach Keith Coleman (Piedmont)

Janessa Larman (CI, Choctaw)
Lainee Brown (C, Choctaw)
Emily Hott (MI, Deer Creek)
Makayla Gibson (CI, Duncan)
Maranda Gibson (OF, Duncan)
Shantayah Allen (U-MI, Duncan)
Crislyn Cole (U-CI, Edmond Memorial)
Amy Crabaugh (C, Edmond North)
Kaitlyn Jones (OF, Edmond North)
Jordan Bowman (P, Edmond Santa Fe)
Natalie Jones (U-MI, Edmond Santa Fe)
Karrah Dean (P, Guthrie)
Anjelica Gonzalez (U-CI, Lawton)
Mackenzie Donihoo (U-MI, Mustang)
Molly McDermott (OF, Piedmont)
Karli Petty (MI, Southmoore)
Kirstyn Hines (U-MI, Woodward)
Breanna Johnson (P, Yukon)

Large - East
Coach Mark Dicus (Pryor)
Kathryn Taylor (U-MI, Bixby)
Kendall Jarvis (MI, Broken Arrow)
Brooke Mason (P, Broken Arrow)
Tristyn Hamilton (OF, Durant)
Haley Morgan (C, Durant)
Kaylee Hummingbird (U-MI, Glenpool)
Catheryn Rodman (OF, Jenks)
Jordan Hausher (CI, Owasso)
Rylie Boone (OF, Owasso)
Olivia Rains (P, Pryor)
M’Kayla Hillman (C, Pryor)
Kimi Presnell (MI, Sand Springs)
Jacie Taber (P, Sand Springs)
Madelyn Blair (U-P, Sand Springs)
Kristin Haddox (CI, Shawnee)
Julia Cottrill (U-C, Stillwater)
Kendall Jean (U-MI, Stillwater)
Emily Sampson (U-C, Tahlequah)

2018 Individual Stats

Batting (At-Bats)
.349 TEAM
.462 Presnell (104)
.458 Usher (96)
.411 Taber (95)
.353 Skaggs (85)
.345 Horn (58)
.353 Blair (85)
.308 Luttrell (78)
.299 Arnold (77)
.258 Clemons (89)

.500 Taff (2)
.231 Lee (13)
.000 Tanner (3)
.000 Rector (11)
.000 Hawkins (14)

Slugging
.556 TEAM
.875 Usher
.808 Presnell
.576 Blair
.558 Taber
.529 Skaggs
.513 Luttrell
.483 Horn
.390 Arnold
.360 Clemons

.500 Taff
.231 Lee
.000 Tanner
.000 Rector
.000 Hawkins

On Base %
.409 TEAM
.529 Presnell
.527 Usher
.519 Horn
.467 Skaggs
.426 Taber
.402 Blair
.398 Luttrell
329 Arnold
.281 Clemons

.500 Taff
.333 Lee
.263 Hawkins
.000 Tanner
.000 Rector

Runs
44 Presnell
33 Usher
30 Taber
27 Skaggs
23 Luttrell
20 Horn
16 Blair
16 Clemons
14 Hawkins
10 Rector
7 Lee
2 Tanner
1 Arnold
1 McNally

Hits
48 Presnell
44 Usher
39 Taber
30 Blair
30 Skaggs
24 Luttrell
23 Arnold
23 Clemons
20 Horn
3 Lee
1 Taff

Doubles
14 Presnell
11 Usher
9 Taber
8 Skaggs
7 Blair
7 Clemons
7 Luttrell
6 Horn
4 Arnold

Triples
2 Presnell
2 Skaggs
1 Clemons
1 Horn
1 Taber
1 Usher

Home Runs
9 Usher
6 Presnell
4 Blair
3 Luttrell
2 Taber
1 Arnold
1 Skaggs

Grand Slams
1 Luttrell

Runs Batted In
40 Usher
28 Taber
26 Presnell
25 Skaggs
24 Luttrell
21 Clemons
20 Blair
14 Horn
13 Arnold
1 Hawkins
1 Taber

Base on Balls
18 Skaggs
16 Horn
14 Presnell
12 Luttrell
8 Usher
5 Blair
4 Arnold
4 Clemons
4 Taber
3 Hawkins
2 Lee

Hit By Pitch
6 Usher
5 Horn
2 Blair
2 Hawkins
2 Presnell
2 Skaggs
1 Luttrell

Sacrifice Flys
3 Clemons
2 Luttrell
2 Skaggs
2 Taber
1 Arnold
1 Presnell

Sacrifice Hits
12 Skaggs
7 Clemons
5 Horn
2 Arnold
2 Luttrell
2 Taber

Steals-Caught
15-1 Presnell
11-0 Taber
10-1 Usher
7-0 Horn
3-0 Lee
3-0 Skaggs
2-0 Blair
2-0 Hawkins
2-1 Clemons
1-0 Arnold
1-0 McNally

Double Plays
10 Luttrell
10 Presnell
4 Lee
2 Horn
2 Usher
1 Bechtold
1 Blair
1 Clemons
1 Hawkins
1 Tanner

Pitching

Innings Pitched
75.3 Blair
39.6 Taber
36 Taff
26 Bechtold
1 Rector

Earned Run Average
1.52 TEAM
0.00 Rector
1.36 Taff
1.58 Blair
1.59 Taber
1.88 Bechtold

Strikeouts
41 Blair
33 Taber
21 Bechtold
16 Taff

(Walk+Hits/Innings Pitched)
1.25 TEAM
0.92 Bechtold
1.27 Taber
1.30 Blair
1.31 Taff
4.00 Rector

Strike %
66% TEAM
68% Taff
67% Blair
67% Rector
65% Bechtold
62% Taber

Win-Loss Record
8-3 Blair
6-1 Taber
4-0 Bechtold
4-4 Taff
0-1 Rector

Lady Sandite Softball wins 3rd Annual Monster Ball 13-12 over Sandite Baseball

The Charles Page High School Softball team won the third annual Monster Ball Thursday night at the Sandite Softball Complex, defeating the Baseball team 13-12 in extra innings. The costumed slow-pitch game raised $1,353 for Sand Springs Special Olympics.

The baseball team played with a heavy handicap, starting with three balls and one strike. They had to bat with their non-dominant hand and couldn’t lead off while base running. Despite all this, they still gave the Lady Sandites a run for their money, and would have won if the game ended in seven innings as originally planned.

Seth Villines, dressed as a unicorn, hit a home run in the top of the first for the baseball lead, but a devilish Rachel Jones took the first softball lead in the bottom of the third with a 2RBI double off the center field wall. An alien Liz Luttrell and a Madison Lee Pooh Bear scored on the hit.

Ethan Sartin, dressed as Head Baseball Coach James Garrison, tied it up with an off-the-wall double in the top of the fourth. Cal Watkins, as a pink poodle, hit an RBI single for the 3-2 lead.

Kyler Copeland came as Sloth from the Goonies, but had to remove his mask to find the ball. Find it he did, drilling an RBI triple to make it 4-2. President Donald Trump scored in the top of the seventh. Ty Davis hit an in-the-park home run and Sophia Regalado scored in the bottom of the inning.

The baseball team had a 5-4 lead when the game was supposed to end, but the night was young and the coaches agreed to extend the show and go nine innings.

Morty Smith scored on a triple from a large chicken in the top of the eighth, but Luttrell hit a 2RBI double to tie it and came in on an error for the lead. Avery Tanner walked and Jones hit a home run to make it 9-6.

By the top of the ninth the Lady Sandites had sneaked more than twenty players on the field, but they couldn’t stop a two-run homer from Villines, or an RBI single from Trump to tie it at 9-9.

The game went to one pitch per plate appearance in the tenth inning. Villines hit an RBI single and Watkins hit a home run for the 12-9 lead. A cotton candy Jenson Arnold hit a 2RBI single, then Tanner and Luttrell were walked in on loaded bases for the win.

The series is now 2-1 in the softball team’s favor.

CPHS Softball: Sandites fall to Edmond North at State Tournament, but win Academic State Title

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(Shawnee) - The No. 4 offense in the state was too much for the Charles Page High School softball team (23-9), though they held their own for eight innings before falling 10-5 to Edmond North (28-3). The Lady Sandites were eliminated in the first round of the OSSAA Class 6A State Tournament, but won the Academic State Title with the best cumulative GPA of any of the State-qualifying teams.

The Lady Sandites took an early lead with a 2RBI double from Cameron Clemons in the bottom of the second inning, scoring Madelyn Blair and Felicity Horn, but Emily Demarus tied it up in the top of the third with a home run.

The Huskies jumped out front in the top of the fifth, loading the bases with a double and two walks. Kaitlyn Jones scored Kamri Heath on a single and Rachel Matthews walked in before Blair caught a pair of pop flies, throwing one to second for a double play.

Drew Hawkins scored on a single from Sabrina Usher in the fifth and caught a fly ball to strand loaded bases in the sixth. The Sandites stranded loaded bases in the bottom of the sixth, but got another shot in the seventh and made the most of it. Usher drew a walk, stole second, and scored on an error to force extra innings.

The Huskies stranded a walk in the eighth but went to town in the top of the ninth with six singles, a walk, and a double for the 10-4 lead.

Usher, Blair, and Jacie Taber retaliated with three-straight singles in the bottom of the inning, and Taber scored Usher for the final run of the game before the Huskies sealed the victory with a pair of fly outs.

Taber (6-1, 35-11) picked up her first loss of the season, throwing fourteen hits, five strikeouts, and seven walks in nine innings.

Edmond North will play the winner of Yukon (22-8) vs. Broken Arrow (32-5) Friday. Deer Creek (28-3) won 6-5 over Stillwater (21-11) and Westmoore (30-5) prevailed 5-3 against Owasso (25-10) on the north side of the bracket. Both semifinal games will be played at 1:30 p.m. The Championship game will be played at 6:30 p.m. The Tournament is held at the Ballfields at Firelake in Shawnee.

EDN 10 CPHS 5
Hits: EDN 14, CPHs 10.
Walks: EDN 7, CPHS 5.
Strikeouts: CPHS 3, EDN 5.
Stolen Bases: CPHS 2.
Errors: EDN 2, CPHS 2.
Double Plays: CPHS 1.
Left on Base: EDN 11, CPHS 11.

CPHS Softball: State Tournament Preview

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The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team is headed to the OSSAA Class 6A State Tournament for the fourth straight year after winning their sixteenth Regional Championship last week.

SEE RELATED: CPHS Softball: Sandites win fourth-straight Regional Championship

The State Tournament was previously held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, but will be moving to The Ballfields at Firelake at 18160 Rangeline, Shawnee this year.

The Sandites (23-8) will take on Edmond North (27-3) in the quarterfinals Thursday at 4:00 p.m. The two teams have yet to meet this season, but the Sandites are the underdogs going off mutual opponents. Sand Springs had to battle back through the loser’s bracket at Regionals, while the Huskies are riding a fourteen-game win streak.

Edmond North has a 5-2 win over Durant (26-8) who defeated the Sandites 9-4. The Huskies are 2-0 against Jenks (24-11) with wins of 9-5 and 12-3, while the Trojans doubled Sand Springs 10-5. Edmond North won 6-2 against Moore (19-16) who defeated Sand Springs 4-3. Edmond North shut out Union (20-21) twice, 5-0 and 11-0. The Sandites went 2-1 against Union at Regionals, winning 10-0 and 13-7, but losing 1-3 in their first meeting.

Sand Springs has never won a State title, but came in runner-up in 2015 and 1992. They have only advanced past the quarterfinals a handful of times in school history. The Huskies won titles in 2004 and 2012.

The winner of the Sandites’ quarterfinal game will take on the winner of Yukon (22-8) vs. Broken Arrow (32-5) Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Tigers have a pair of 5-2 wins over the Sandites, who have yet to meet Yukon this year. Broken Arrow holds eleven State titles, most recently in 2009. Yukon has won five State titles, lastly in 2010.

The Millers split wins with Broken Arrow and have two wins over Moore who defeated the Sandites 4-3. They also have a win over Union.

On the north side of the bracket are Deer Creek (27-3) vs. Stillwater (21-10) and Owasso (25-9) vs. Westmoore (29-5). Deer Creek and Owasso won their lone State titles in 2003 and 1995, respectively. Westmoore and Stillwater have never won fast pitch titles. The State Championship game will be played Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

Sand Springs is 2-0 against Stillwater with wins of 13-3 and 8-0. They defeated Owasso 6-5 and Westmoore 2-1 but have yet to meet Deer Creek. The Antlers have wins of 6-3 and 4-3 against Broken Arrow and a 4-2 win over Jenks.

The Sandites are batting .353 this season with a .539 slugging average and .411 on-base percentage. They outscore their opponents 7.7 to 2.3 while allowing 4.8 hits and committing 1.26 errors per game.

Shawnee offers plenty of attractions for Sandites who make the weekend drive. The town is home to the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, the Pottawatomie County Museum, and the Citizen Pottawatomie Nation Cultural Heritage Center. Other fun activities can be found at the FireLake Family Resort Bowling Center, the BDC Gunroom, and the Brickhouse Saloon & Tap Room Grill.

Team Leaders

Batting Average
.480 Presnell
.457 Usher
.400 Taber
.375 Skaggs
.364 Horn
.325 Blair

Slugging Average
.859 Usher
.810 Presnell
.563 Skaggs
.538 Blair
.533 Luttrell
.533 Taber

On Base Percentage
.543 Presnell
.527 Horn
.524 Usher
.490 Skaggs
.417 Taber
.404 Luttrell

Hits
48 Presnell
42 Usher
36 Taber
30 Skaggs
26 Blair
24 Luttrell

Runs
44 Presnell
31 Usher
30 Taber
27 Skaggs
23 Luttrell
19 Horn

RBI
39 Usher
26 Presnell
25 Skaggs
24 Luttrell
24 Taber
20 Blair

Doubles
14 Presnell
11 Usher
9 Taber
8 Skaggs
7 Blair
7 Luttrell

Triples
2 Presnell
2 Skaggs
1 Horn
1 Taber
1 Usher

Home Runs
9 Usher
6 Presnell
4 Blair
3 Luttrell
2 Taber

Sacrifices
14 Skaggs
5 Horn
4 Luttrell
4 Taber

Stolen Bases
15 Presnell
11 Taber
8 Usher
7 Horn

Double Plays
10 Luttrell
9 Presnell
4 Lee

Pitching

W/L Record
8-3 Blair
6-0 Taber
4-0 Bechtold
4-4 Taff

Earned Run Average
0.23 Taber
1.36 Taff
1.58 Blair
1.88 Bechtold

WHIP
.923 Bechtold
.978 Taber
1.301 Blair
1.306 Taff

Strikeouts
41 Blair
28 Taber
21 Bechtold
16 Taff

Strike Percentage
68% Taff
67% Blair
65% Bechtold
62% Taber

CPHS Softball: Sandites headed to the 'Ship

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The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team is headed to the OSSAA Class 6A State Tournament for the fourth straight year after winning their sixteenth Regional Championship Wednesday evening.

The Sandites defeated Enid 18-0 in the first round, but fell 3-1 to Union in game two. In the loser’s bracket they brutalized Enid once again, this time 16-0 for a rematch with Union, which they won 10-0 to force a tie-breaker game. They won that bout 13-7 to earn their ticket to Shawnee.

The Sandites had their best hitting performance of the season in the first game with Enid, batting .586 as a team with seventeen hits. Jacie Taber got the win on the mound with seven strikeouts, two walks and no hits in three innings. Mackenzie Bechtold pitched two innings of relief and threw three strikeouts, one walk, and no hits.

SEE RELATED: CPHS Softball: Sandites shut out Enid 18-0 in playoff no-hitter, Usher hits home run

Madelyn Blair pitched the seven inning loss to Union, tossing eight hits, four strikeouts, and no walks. SEE RELATED: CPHS Softball: Sandites upset 3-1 by Union, play Wednesday at noon

The rematch with Enid was only a hair less impressive than the first game as Bechtold shut out the Pacers with six strikeouts and no walks to only one hit. The girls had their second-best batting average of the season at .545 and their second-best slugging average at 1.00 with nine doubles. Taber and Usher hit home runs and Usher was a perfect four-for-four at the plate. Taber was three-of-four and led the team with four RBI.

Taber got the 10-0 shutout win over Union with four strikeouts, three hits, and two walks. Sand Springs dominated their foes with twelve hits, including five doubles. Felicity Horn was three-for-three at bat. Taber had a team-high two runs, and Usher and Horn led in RBI with three apiece. The game started uneventfully with one run in the third, and one in the fourth. But the Sandites exploded in the bottom of the fifth for the run-rule victory.

The final game was the longest of the season for Sand Springs, and it was an absolute slugfest. The two teams combined for twenty runs, 21 hits, sixteen walks, four errors, and stranded seventeen total runners. Blair got the start on the mound, throwing seven hits and two walks before being relieved by Taber midway through the third. Taber finished out with three hits, one strikeout, and four walks for the win. The Sandites never trailed, but Union threatened throughout. SEE RELATED: CPHS Softball: Sandites win fourth-straight Regional Championship

The State Tournament was previously held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, but will be moving to The Ballfields at Firelake at 18160 Rangeline, Shawnee this year.

Deer Creek (27-3) won their Regional 3-0 and are riding an eleven game win streak. They won their lone State title in 2003.
Edmond North (27-3) won their Regional 3-0 and are riding a fourteen game win streak. The Huskies won State titles in 2004 and 2012.
Owasso (25-9) won their Regional 2-0. Their only State title was won in 1995.
Broken Arrow (32-5) won their Regional 2-0. The Tigers hold eleven State titles, most recently in 2009.
Westmoore (28-5) will play Southmoore (22-11) Thursday for the Regional title.
Yukon (21-8) will play Mustang (17-11) Thursday for the Regional title.
Jenks (24-9), Bartlesville (15-15), and Stillwater (17-9) will begin their Regional Tournament Thursday.

This article will be updated at the conclusion of the Regional playoffs.

Team Leaders

Batting Average
.480 Presnell
.457 Usher
.400 Taber
.375 Skaggs
.364 Horn
.325 Blair

Slugging Average
.859 Usher
.810 Presnell
.563 Skaggs
.538 Blair
.533 Luttrell
.533 Taber

On Base Percentage
.543 Presnell
.527 Horn
.524 Usher
.490 Skaggs
.417 Taber
.404 Luttrell

Hits
48 Presnell
42 Usher
36 Taber
30 Skaggs
26 Blair
24 Luttrell

Runs
44 Presnell
31 Usher
30 Taber
27 Skaggs
23 Luttrell
19 Horn

RBI
39 Usher
26 Presnell
25 Skaggs
24 Luttrell
24 Taber
20 Blair

Doubles
14 Presnell
11 Usher
9 Taber
8 Skaggs
7 Blair
7 Luttrell

Triples
2 Presnell
2 Skaggs
1 Horn
1 Taber
1 Usher

Home Runs
9 Usher
6 Presnell
4 Blair
3 Luttrell
2 Taber

Sacrifices
14 Skaggs
5 Horn
4 Luttrell
4 Taber

Stolen Bases
15 Presnell
11 Taber
8 Usher
7 Horn

Double Plays
10 Luttrell
9 Presnell
4 Lee

Pitching

W/L Record
8-3 Blair
6-0 Taber
4-0 Bechtold
4-4 Taff

Earned Run Average
0.23 Taber
1.36 Taff
1.58 Blair
1.88 Bechtold

WHIP
.923 Bechtold
.978 Taber
1.301 Blair
1.306 Taff

Strikeouts
41 Blair
28 Taber
21 Bechtold
16 Taff

Strike Percentage
68% Taff
67% Blair
65% Bechtold
62% Taber

CPHS Softball: Sandites win fourth-straight Regional Championship

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After a 3-1 upset to Union in the second round of the 6A Regional Championship, the Charles Page High School softball team rattled off three-straight wins to earn their fourth-straight and sixteenth total Regional title Wednesday evening at the Sandite Softball Complex.

Sand Springs (23-8) defeated Enid 16-0 in the loser’s bracket and paid back their earlier loss with a 10-0 five-inning run-rule victory over Union (20-21) earlier in the day. With both teams holding one loss in the double-elimination tournament, they went to a do-or-die Championship match that the Sandites won 13-7.

Rogers State University-commit Kimi Presnell hit a home run on the first at-bat of the game and that set the pace for the shootout to come. Madelyn Blair hit a full count single with two outs to keep the inning alive. Jacie Taber reached on an error and scored alongside courtesy runner Drew Hawkins off a double from Felicity Horn for the 3-0 lead before Union came in to bat.

Delaney Mills hit a single in the bottom of the inning but was too ambitious and got put out on the throw to second. Madelyn Blair hit one Redskin for a walk, but the runner was left stranded as Sand Springs came in for another successful offensive. Jenson Arnold singled and Madison Lee ran courtesy. Presnell drew a walk and a fielder’s choice advanced Lee to third, setting up a full count RBI double from Sabrina Usher.

Hailey McPherson hit a single in the bottom of the second, but Presnell made a double play on the next at-bat with a tag and a throw to first. Kallie Lund and Jordan Carroll hit singles, but both were stranded as Elizabeth Luttrell caught a ground ball for the force at first.

Taber hit a home run in the top of the third for a 5-0 lead. Lund walked three-straight, setting up Presnell for a sacrifice fly to score Felicity Horn, but a force at first stranded two to keep the Redskins alive.

Union finally began to battle back in the bottom of the third with back to back doubles from Mills and Lauryn Adams, the latter scoring the former. Adrianna Young singled but was put out on a fielder’s choice. Then McPherson scored Adams and Unique Robinson on a home run to cut the deficit to 6-4.

Taber took over pitching from there and the inning ended with no further scores after Cameron Clemons caught a line drive at third and Usher made a throw to second to avert a steal. Blair finished with eight hits and two walks.

Union had a pitching change on the way as well after walking two to load the bases. Lund finished the game with six hits, seven walks, and one strikeout. Things didn’t improve, however. Blair walked in, Luttrell batted in Horn and Clemons, and Presnell doubled in Raegan Rector to make it 10-4.

The Redskins scored one on a wild pitch and one on an error in the bottom of the inning to claw their way back into it. McPherson hit an RBI single to make it 10-7 before Blair caught an infield fly to end the melee.

Usher and Taber kicked off the next Sandite offensive with a pair of singles and Horn walked to load the bases. Clemons batted in Usher with a sacrifice fly, but the Sandites stranded two with a strikeout.

The Sand Springs infield showed off in the bottom of the inning with line drive catches from Clemons and Presnell. Taber walked one, but Blair caught a pop fly for the final out. Union started the sixth hot with two fly outs, but Usher hit a 2RBI homer to score Skaggs and make it 13-7.

The Sandites had their only scoreless inning in the seventh, but they held the Redskins scoreless as well to secure the win after three long hours. Taber gave up four hits and four walks with one strikeout.

CPHS Softball: Sandites upset 3-1 by Union, play Wednesday at noon

The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team was upset 3-1 Tuesday evening in the second round of the Regional Tournament, but it’s not an unusual place for the Lady Sandites. This will mark the third time that the current class of seniors has had to battle back through the consolation bracket to make their way to State.

There are six seniors on the current squad of Sandites. Jacie Taber, Cameron Clemons, Jensen Arnold, Madelyn Blair, Kimi Presnell, and Elizabeth Luttrell have the opportunity to be only the fourth class in town history to make it to the State Tournament every year of their careers.

In 2015 the Sandites went 31-9, falling 4-3 to Choctaw in the State Championship finals. To get there they had to win four straight games at Regionals after falling 2-1 to Claremore in the opening round. In 2016 they fell 9-7 to Stillwater in the second round of Regionals, but won out for a quarterfinal appearance.

Sand Springs (20-8) will be hoping the past repeats itself Wednesday at noon when they play a rematch with Enid (3-23). The Sandites throttled the Pacers 18-0 in the first round of the tournament, outhitting their foes 17-0.

SEE RELATED: CPHS Softball: Sandites shut out Enid 18-0 in playoff no-hitter, Usher hits home run

Enid won the consolation bout 6-4 over Putnam City North (5-27). The winner of that game will play Union at 2:00 p.m. If the Redskins win that match they’ll win the region, but if they lose it’ll go to a seventh game at 4:00 p.m.

The Sandites hold fifteen Regional Championships, but haven’t won four-straight since 1997.

Blair (8-3, 27-8), a University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma-commit, got the loss on the mound against Union, throwing eight hits, four strikeouts, and no walks.

Union won the game right out of the gate as Delaney Mills hit a triple on the first at-bat of the night and scored on an error with Lauryn Adams at bat. Adams took second on a passed ball and scored on a sacrifice hit from Adrianna Young. Adams hit a triple in the third inning and scored the Redskins’ final run on a single from Unique Robinson.

Sand Springs finally averted the shutout in the bottom of the sixth as Sabrina Usher drew a walk and scored on a single from Clemons. The Sandites had no difficulty getting on base with seven singles and a walk, but they stranded all but Usher.

CPHS Softball: Sandites shut out Enid 18-0 in playoff no-hitter, Usher hits home run

The Charles Page High School fast pitch softball team (20-7) couldn’t have gotten off to a better start at the 6A Regionals Tuesday afternoon, run-ruling the Enid Pacers 18-0 in the first round of the home tournament.

Missouri State University-committed senior Jacie Taber (4-0, 33-10) threw seven strikeouts, two walks, and no hits in three innings on the mound, and junior Mackenzie Bechtold (3-0) struck out three, walked one, and gave up no hits in two innings of relief.

The Sandites scored eighteen runs on seventeen hits, batting .586 as a team. Sabrina Usher hit her seventh home run of the season. They also committed no errors.

Taber got off to a hot start with three strikeouts and a walk in the top of the first. Kimi Presnell drew a walk, stole second, and scored on a sacrifice hit from Jenson Arnold for the first run of the game. Sabrina Usher was hit by pitch and scored soon after on a hit from Madelyn Blair for a 2-0 lead.

With one out and one on base in the second, Taber got her fourth strikeout and Usher got a pickoff at first to bring the Sandites in for another successful offensive.

Taber hit a standup triple and scored on a single from Presnell. Presnell stole two and scored on an error that allowed Skaggs to make it to third. Usher brought her in a on a home run for a 6-0 lead.

Drew Hawkins scored on an error, Taber singled in Blair, and Felicity Horn and Taber scored runs on back-to-back passed balls. Presnell scored Elizabeth Luttrell on a double and came in on a passed ball. Arnold scored Skaggs and Usher on a single to make it 14-0.

Taber struck out the side in order in the top of the third. Luttrell batted in Taber and Reagan Rector with a double, then scored on a double from Skaggs, who in turn scored on a single from Usher for the final run of the game.

Sand Springs will return to action at 6:00 p.m. against the winner of Union (19-19) vs. Putnam City North (5-24). Enid (2-22) will play the loser of Union/PCN at 4:00 p.m. for a chance to battle back through the consolation bracket.

CPHS 18 Enid 0
Hits: CPHS 17, Enid 0.
Walks: CPHS 5, Enid 3.
Strikeouts: CPHS 1, Enid 10.
Errors: CPHS 0, Enid 3.
Steals: CPHS 8, Enid 0.

CPHS Softball: Sandites host Regional Championship Tuesday and Wednesday

The three-time defending Regional Champions will look for their fourth-straight ticket to State this week.

The three-time defending Regional Champions will look for their fourth-straight ticket to State this week.

The Charles Page High School varsity softball team (19-7) ended their regular season Thursday with a 6-4 loss to Oologah-Talala (26-6) after committing five errors in their Regional tune-up game. On Tuesday they’ll look to rebound with a noon battle against Enid (2-21).

The Sandites actually outhit the Mustangs 9-6, but couldn’t get past their own mistakes. Jacie Taber (3-0, 32-10) walked one and Cameron Clemons made an error at third in the top of the first, setting up a 2RBI single by Bailie Runner.

Sabrina Usher tied the game in the bottom of the third with her sixth home run of the season, bringing in Kimi Presnell who singled. It wouldn’t take long for the Mustangs to jump back out front, however. With Aliyah Taff (4-4, 4-6) taking over pitching duties in the fourth, the Sandites gave up two singles and two errors, letting Oologah take a 4-2 lead.

Madelyn Blair hit her fourth home run of the year in the bottom of the sixth, but Oologah took advantage of two singles and two errors in the seventh for the 6-3 advantage. Jenson Arnold doubled in Usher in the bottom of the inning, but that would be the last run of the game.

The Sandites should have an easy start to the Regional Tournament Tuesday. Enid has won only two games and has been shutout ten times. The two teams haven’t met yet this season, but the Sandites are 8-1 against mutual opponents with an average score of 10-2, while the Pacers are 0-9 with an average of 1-12.

On the other side of the bracket is Union (19-19) vs. Putnam City North (5-24) at 2:00 p.m. The Sandites have a pair of 10-0 shutouts against Putnam North, but have yet to meet Union this season.

Sand Springs is 5-4 against mutual opponents with the Redskins, with an average score of 4-3. The Redskins are 3-9 with an average score of 5-7. The Sandites have a 3-0 win over Ft. Gibson, who beat Union 10-9. Union split wins with Moore, while the Sandites fell 4-3 in their only meeting. Sand Springs beat Owasso 6-5, who beat Union 4-0 and 10-4. The Sandites also beat Westmoore 2-1, who Union lost 10-0 to.

The losers of the first two games will play an elimination match at 4:00 p.m and the winners will play at 6:00 p.m. The consolation winner will play the Game 4 loser Wednesday at noon, and the winner of that game will play the top team at 2:00 p.m. A seventh game will be played at 4:00 p.m. if necessary.

The Sandites hold fifteen Regional titles and have won three years straight to advance to the State Tournament. They lost in the quarterfinals the past two years but advanced to the Championship round in 2015, falling 4-3 to Choctaw. The Class of 2019 has a chance to be only the fourth team in school history to go to State every year.

Season Stats

Batting Average (at-bats)
.500 Taff (2)
.470 Presnell (83)
.406 Skaggs (64)
.400 Usher (75)
.365 Taber (74)
.317 Blair (63)
.290 Luttrell (62)
.286 Horn (42)
.274 Arnold (62)
.232 Clemons (69)
.231 Lee (13)
.000 Tanner (2)
.000 Rector (5)
.000 Hawkins (13)

Slugging Average
.819 Presnell
.787 Usher
.594 Skaggs
.587 Blair
.500 Luttrell
.405 Horn
.405 Taber
.371 Arnold
.304 Clemons
.154 Lee
.000 Rector
.000 Hawkins
.000 Taff
.000 Tanner

On Base Percentage
.537 Presnell
.524 Skaggs
.500 Taber
.474 Horn
.471 Usher
.378 Luttrell
.372 Taber
.368 Blair
.333 Lee
.303 Arnold
.278 Hawkins
.257 Clemons
.000 Rector
.000 Tanner

Runs
37 Presnell
21 Usher
20 Skaggs
20 Taber
19 Luttrell
14 Horn
13 Clemons
10 Hawkins
9 Blair
8 Rector
6 Lee
2 Tanner
1 Arnold
1 McNally

Hits
39 Presnell
30 Usher
27 Taber
26 Skaggs
20 Blair
18 Luttrell
17 Arnold
16 Clemons
12 Horn
3 Lee
1 Taff

Singles
18 Presnell
18 Skaggs
18 Taber
13 Arnold
12 Usher
11 Luttrell
9 Blair
8 Clemons
8 Horn
3 Lee
1 Taff

Doubles
12 Presnell
10 Usher
6 Blair
6 Taber
5 Skaggs
5 Clemons
4 Luttrell
3 Arnold
3 Horn

Triples
2 Presnell
2 Skaggs
1 Clemons
1 Usher

Home Runs
6 Usher
5 Presnell
4 Blair
3 Luttrell
1 Arnold
1 Skaggs

Grand Slams
1 Luttrell

Runs Batted In
27 Usher
22 Skaggs
21 Presnell
18 Blair
18 Taber
17 Luttrell
14 Clemons
9 Arnold
7 Horn
1 Hawkins
1 Taff

Base on Balls
17 Skaggs
11 Horn
10 Luttrell
10 Presnell
5 Usher
4 Blair
3 Arnold
3 Clemons
3 Hawkins
2 Lee
2 Taber

Hit By Pitch
5 Usher
4 Horn
2 Hawkins
2 Presnell
1 Blair
1 Skaggs

Sacrifice Flys
2 Clemons
2 Luttrell
2 Skaggs
2 Taber
1 Arnold

Sacrifice Hits
9 Skaggs
5 Clemons
4 Horn
2 Arnold
2 Taber

Steals-Caught Stealing
11-0 Taber
10-1 Presnell
6-0 Horn
3-0 Lee
3-0 Luttrell
3-0 Skaggs
3-1 Usher
2-1 Clemons
1-0 Blair
1-0 Hawkins
1-0 McNally

Double Plays
8 Luttrell
7 Presnell
4 Lee
2 Horn
2 Usher
1 Clemons
1 Hawkins
1 Tanner

Pitching

Win-Loss Record
8-2 Blair
4-4 Taff
3-0 Bechtold
3-0 Taber
0-1 Rector

Innings Pitched
66 Blair
36 Taff
19 Bechtold
18 Taber
1 Rector

Earned Run Average
0.00 Rector
0.39 Taber
1.17 Blair
1.36 Taff
2.58 Bechtold

Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched
0.67 Taber
1.16 Bechtold
1.23 Blair
1.31 Taff
4.00 Rector

Strike Percentage
68% Taff
67% Rector
66% Blair
63% Bechtold
63% Taber

CPHS Softball: Sandites hit 5 home runs at Collinsvillle, Luttrell hits grand slam

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The Charles Page High School softball team (19-6) had one of their best offensive performances of the season Tuesday afternoon in Collinsville, thumping the Cardinals 16-2 with five home runs and a grand slam.

The Sandites batted .441 with sixteen hits against Collinsville (18-11). Jacie Taber went four-for-four at the plate, and Madelyn Blair was three-for-three with two home runs. Jenson Arnold and Kimi Presnell also hit home runs, and Elizabeth Luttrell hit the Sandites’ first grand slam since the 2015 season.

Blair kicked things off with a solo homer in the top of the second. Presnell hit a two-run home in the third to score Taber, then Blair went yard to score Makenna Skaggs and Sabrina Usher for a 6-0 lead.

The Cards scored two runs on two singles and two errors in the bottom of the third, but those would be their only points of the game.

Taber and Madison Lee scored on a throwing error in the top of the fourth and Skaggs hit a sacrifice bunt to bring in Presnell.

Jenson Arnold hit a solo homer in the fifth, then Raegan Rector, Cameron Clemons, and Lee loaded the bases. Taber brought in Rector with a single, but the Sandites stranded three to end the inning 11-2.

Arnold reached on an error in the sixth, then Blair and Clemons hit singles to load the bases. Taber singled in Rector, then Luttrell scored everybody else.

Blair (8-2, 27-7) got the win on the mound, throwing four hits, four strikeouts, and two walks in six innings.

Sand Springs Softball will return to action Thursday at 5:00 p.m. with a home game against Oologah-Talala (25-5).

CPHS Softball: Jacie Taber pitches no-hitter in 8-0 shutout of Stillwater

Senior Missouri State-commit Jacie Taber pitched a no-hitter Monday evening in Stillwater, throwing eight strikeouts in an 8-0 shutout of the Stillwater Pioneers (16-7, 6-4).

Taber (3-0, 32-10) secured the Sandites’ tenth shutout of the season as Charles Page High School (18-6, 8-2) concluded their district schedule with a second-place finish. They will get to host a Regional Tournament next week and will find out their opponents Wednesday.

The Sandites scored four runs in the top of the third with three singles, two walks, and an error. Makenna Skaggs batted in Elizabeth Luttrell, Sabrina Usher scored Skaggs and Kimi Presnell, and Madelyn Blair scored Usher.

Taber and Presnell hit doubles in the fourth, the latter scoring the former, and Presnell scored on a single from Jenson Arnold to make it 6-0.

Taber and Felicity Horn hit singles in the seventh. Luttrell hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Taber and courtesy runner Avery Tanner for the final runs of the game.

Sand Springs Softball will return to action Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. with a road game at Collinsville (18-10).

CPHS Softball: Tigers clinch district title with 5-2 win over Sand Springs

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Sand Springs lost a do-or-die game Thursday afternoon in Broken Arrow, falling 5-2 in the Tigers’ final district bout. After losing 5-2 the week before, the Sandites needed to win by at least three runs to have a shot at their first district title since 2015. Instead they’ll have to settle for second, which is still a solid feat.

Charles Page High School (17-6, 7-2) secured a home Regional Playoff, despite having one district game left. Even if they suffer a ten-run defeat Monday in Stillwater (16-6, 6-3), they will still have the number-two spot secure on district point-differential. They will find out their Regional opponents on Wednesday.

The Lady Sandites hold fifteen Regional titles and the current team has been to the State Tournament three years in a row. Four-straight would make the seniors only the fourth team in school history to go every year.

The Sandites struck first on Thursday with an RBI single from Jenson Arnold to score Kimi Presnell in the top of the first. The Tigers scattered four singles in the bottom of the inning, but converted only one into a run and stranded three.

Broken Arrow took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the second thanks to an error and two hits, including an RBI triple from Grace Jarvis.

Presnell scored another run in the third, this time on an error, and would be the only Sandite to cross home plate.

McKayla Carney hit an RBI double in the fourth and Lexi Smith scored on an error in the sixth inning.

Madelyn Blair (7-2, 26-7) pitched all six innings for Sand Springs, throwing eight hits, two strikeouts, and two walks.

Sand Springs will finish district action Monday at 5:00 p.m. in Stillwater.

CPHS Softball: Sandites run-rule Stillwater 13-3, Usher and Presnell hit home runs

After suffering their first district loss of the season last week, the Lady Sandites could easily have fallen into a slump. Instead, they rallied to their best offensive performance of the season for a 13-3 run-rule victory over Stillwater High School (15-6, 5-3) Tuesday evening on their home field.

Stillwater is the number-three team in the district, even after the loss, but the Sandites beat them as easily as everyone else who crosses their path. The Charles Page High School softball team (17-5, 7-1) batted .483 with fourteen hits, their best percentage in the past 25 games.

Rogers State University-committed senior Kimi Presnell hit a triple and a home run, while junior Sabrina Usher hit a double and her fifth home-run of the season. Missouri State commit Jacie Taber (2-0, 31-10) got the win on the mound, giving up no runs, two hits, and one walk with three strikeouts in three innings.

Stillwater threatened early, loading the bases with two walks and an error, but Taber’s first strikeout of the night left them wanting and the Sandites came in to start the slugfest.

Makenna Skaggs bounced a double off the center field wall and was joined on base by Usher with a walk and Jenson Arnold with a single. Taber brought in Skaggs on a sacrifice and Cameron Clemons cleaned up with a 2RBI single into right field.

The Lady Sandites brought a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the second and Presnell smashed a solo home run over the center field wall.

Taber stranded two hits with a strikeout in the top of the third, and Elizabeth Luttrell singled in Jolee McNally to make it 5-0.

Presnell kicked off the fourth with a triple and came in on a single from Skaggs, who in turn scored on Usher’s home run.

Julia Cottrill got the Pioneers on the board with a two-run homer in the top of the fifth and Sidney McLaughlin singled in Gracie Ore, but the Sandites surged ahead for the run-rule in the bottom of the inning.

Madison Lee scored on a wild pitch, Usher doubled in Presnell, Arnold doubled in Usher, and Clemons singled in Drew Hawkins. Taber scored on a wild pitch to secure the victory.

Madelyn Blair (7-1, 26-6) pitched the last two innings, throwing four hits, one strikeout, and one walk.

Sand Springs will return to action Thursday at Broken Arrow (27-3, 8-0), a must-have win if they hope to remain in contention for the District Title. The Tigers defeated the Sandites 2-5 in a come-from-behind seventh inning rally last Thursday.

CPHS 13 SHS 3
Hits: CPHS 14, SHS 6.
Walks: CPHS 4, SHS 3.
Strikeouts: CPHS 3, SHS 4.
Steals: CPHS 3.
Sacrifices: CPHS 1.

District 6A-4 Standings
8-0 Broken Arrow (57 district points)
7-1 Sand Springs (67)
5-3 Stillwater (36)
3-6 Ponca City (-43)
2-7 Sapulpa (-53)
0-8 Putnam North (-64)

CPHS Softball: Luttrell hits home run in 5-2 loss to Broken Arrow

The Sand Springs and Broken Arrow high school softball teams came into Tuesday evening’s matchup with undefeated district records, and the battle lived up to the hype. The Tigers came from behind for a 5-2 seventh-inning victory, scoring five runs on three errors.

Cowley County Community College-committed senior Elizabeth Luttrell hit her second home run of the season and eighth of her career in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jacie Taber reached on an error in the sixth and scored on a single from Aliyah Taff for the 2-0 Sandite lead.

The seventh inning spelled disaster for the Sandites, who gave up three straight singles to load the bases. Three errors and five runs later and Raegan Edwards grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to bring the Sandites in to bat.

The Sandites picked up a pair of walks, but the Tigers had a double-play of their own in store to bring the game to a close.

Madelyn Blair (7-1, 26-6) pitched the first four innings, throwing four hits and one walk. Taff (4-3, 4-5) got the loss with four hits, three strikeouts, and no walks in three innings.

Sand Springs Softball (16-5, 6-1) will return to action Tuesday with a district home game against Stillwater (14-5, 4-2) at 5:00 p.m. They will get a rematch with Broken Arrow (25-3, 6-0) Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

BAHS 5 CPHS 2

Hits: BAHS 8, CPHS 6.
Errors: BAHS 1, CPHS 3.
Walks: BAHS 1, CPHS 5.
Strikeouts: BAHS 3, CPHS 3.

OSSAA District 6A-4 Standings
6-0 Broken Arrow (37 points)
6-1 Sand Springs (57)
4-2 Stillwater (36)
3-5 Ponca City (-33)
2-7 Sapulpa (-53)
0-6 Putnam City North (-44)

CPHS Softball: Sandites win seventh straight, top Ponca City 11-1 on Senior Night

Sabrina Usher hit her fourth home run of the season Tuesday evening. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

Sabrina Usher hit her fourth home run of the season Tuesday evening. (Photo: Scott Emigh).

The Charles Page High School varsity softball team (16-4, 6-0) made quick work of Ponca City (17-9, 2-5) Tuesday evening on Senior Night. The Sandites won their seventh-straight game 11-1 to remain undefeated in district action.

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma-committed senior Madelyn Blair (7-1, 26-6) got the start and the win on the mound, throwing no hits, no runs, no walks, and four strikeouts in four innings. Mackenzie Bechtold (3-0) gave up two hits and one run in the fifth and final inning.

Sabrina Usher hit her fourth home run of the season in the bottom of the first, and Makenna Skaggs hit the first home run of her career in the third. Felicity Horn scored on a ground out by Blair, Kimi Presnell doubled in Cameron Clemons, and Skaggs’s homer brought in Presnell for a 5-0 lead.

Ponca averted the shutout in the top of the fifth with an RBI single from Tally Goddard to score Mackenzie Laughlin, but the Sandites piled on six more runs for the run-rule victory.

Jacie Taber hit an RBI double to score Usher, then scored on a double from Horn. Horn scored on a single from Blair, Clemons scored on a ground ball from Elizabeth Luttrell, and Skaggs hit a 2RBI single to score Blair and Presnell.

The Sandites currently lead their district with a 6-0 record, winning all six of those games by a ten-run margin. They have four district games left, two of which will go against Broken Arrow (23-3-2, 5-0).

The Lady Tigers are riding an eight-game win streak, or sixteen-straight if you ignore two tie games at an out-of-state tournament. The two top dogs will meet Thursday at 5:00 p.m. on the Sandites’ home turf.

District 6A-4 Standings
6-0 Sand Springs (60)
5-0 Broken Arrow (34)
2-2 Stillwater (16)
2-5 Ponca City (-38)
2-5 Sapulpa (-33)
0-5 Putnam City North (-39)