The Edmond Sun

August 23, 2013

Warrington wears down Santa Fe

Scott Wanish
The Edmond Sun

OKLA. CITY — Norman pitcher Kylee Warrington limited Edmond Santa Fe to just one hit in the final five frames leading the Lady Tigers to a 3-0 shutout of the Wolves Friday in the second game of the Putnam North Festival.

In the morning opener, the Oklahoma City Bronchos blasted Putnam West, 17-zilch.

It was Monica Jones’ soft floater to center in the top of the fourth that accounted for the Santa Fe hit, but after that, Warrington retired the ensuing seven batters in order to end the game, an inning short due to the time limit.

Jones, the catcher, also was credited with throwing out Norman leadoff hitter Heather Jones, who was attempting to swipe second base in the fourth frame.

Lady Wolfpack hurler Jobi Heath (2-1), who came just one hit shy of firing a perfect game earlier in the season, pitched well enough to win but had zero run support. Heath set down her final eight batters consecutively.

The only scoring took place in the third when Heather Jones hit a soft bloop over shortstop. On her attempt to stealing second, the Edmond infielder was late covering the bag and the ball wound up in the outfield, thus allowing Jones to advance to third.

With one out, another soft single, this one off the bat of Kiyana Hibbert that went over shortstop Celeste Lagunas’ head, produced the lone run the Tigers would need. Hibbert later scored on a fielder’s choice for the 2-0 cushion.

The final run was tallied by Marisa Fleck, who nubbed a hit between second and short. She eventually crossed the plate on a safety squeeze.

Santa Fe (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season and will compete at Southmoore Monday at 6:30 p.m. before venturing to cross-town rival Memorial Tuesday at the identical time.