The Edmond Sun
Down 3-nothing in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Edmond North Lady Huskies posted a two-inning rally — chalking up a pair of runs in the fourth and another in the fifth — to get even with Broken Arrow Thursday in the first round of the Class 6A softball tournament at the Firelake ball fields.
North had chances to take the lead, but stranded runners at second and third with just one out as the Lady Tigers took advantage of an error in the top of the seventh en route to scoring two runs in a 6-4 triumph over the Huskies. North ends its season at 26-8 while Broken Arrow (33-6) will take on Mustang at 2 p.m. in the semifinals Friday. The Lady Broncos shut out Muskogee 4-0 and Moore dropped Sand Springs 6-2.
Tied 4-4 in the seventh, one-hole hitter Alexa Romero of Broken Arrow got on on an error and courtesy runner Kaitlynn Monckton quickly scored on a double by Tiger Bailey Hulet for the winning run.
Edmond North also took advantage of a Lady Tiger error in the fourth that aided the Huskies’ two-run frame that included a base hit by Bridget White and a sacrifice fly by Paige Bond.
In the last of the fifth, Lady Husky Hannah Danielson led off with a double and later scored on Ashtyn Crouch’s sacrifice fly making the score 3-3.
Madison Nordyke scored North’s remaining run after doubling. Teammate Kaylon Dunn then came up with a huge two-out single. Nordyke, the Lady Huskies’ ace, was charged with only four of the six runs as earned. She also stroked a pair of hits along with White.