The Edmond Sun

October 9, 2013

Deer Creek crushes Southeast in regional opener

Scott Wanish
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Deer Creek Lady Antlers improved to 27-7 this morning by wiping out Southeast 12-nothing to open a Class 5A regional at Deer Creek High School.

Molly Mabry tossed a 1-hitter with five strikeouts and lost her no-hitter in the first inning when a Lady Spartan tapped a flair over second base.

Everyone was hitting through the Deer Creek lineup, following clutch hitting of Kelsi Williams the past two weeks. On Oct. 3, Williams smashed a game-winning two-run home run to straight-away center field to clip Edmond North in the bottom of the eighth inning and on Sept. 29 she connected for a game-winning double in the last of the eighth inning to push the Lady Antlers past Piedmont.

“Keeping her in the 9-hole is pretty sneaky,” said Erin Regier, Deer Creek head coach. “She sees a lot of fastballs.”

Defensively, Antler right fielder Kendall Stockstill came up and took a base hit away from a Southeast hitter, firing to first in time.

Deer Creek hit a pair of home runs in the game, one by Perri Cole and the other by Emily Watson.

Bailey Thompson, Watson, Kennedy Turner and Williams each produced two hits in the win.

The Lady Antlers will take on the winner of Guymon/Noble today at 4 p.m. with Thursday’s title tilt slated for 2 p.m.