By Shane Bennett
The Davis softball team travelled to Lexington on Monday and shook off a disappointing finish in the Murray County Bash last weekend with a lashing of the Lady Bulldogs, 12-1.
Davis 12, Lexington 1
After going 2-2 in tournament play over the weekend, Davis turned the page and turned another lopsided win over Lexington. The Lady Wolves started quickly, batting around the order in the top of the first to grab an early lead. Davis added three hits to three walks and pushed across four runs in the opening frame. They never looked back.
Davis scored two more runs in the second and three in the third before putting the game away with another three-run rally in the fifth.
Seven different Lady Wolves had hits in the game, led by Jacie LaNoy who went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Paige Miller reached base four times in the game, scoring three runs for the Red-and-White.
In the bottom half of the innings it was Kourtney Randall ringing up the scoreboard with 10 strikeouts in the game. She allowed just one unearned run on only two hits over the five inning affair.
Purcell 3, Davis 2
The first game of the tournament on Thursday changed the complexion of the weekend for Davis. The Lady Wolves took advantage of Purcell miscues to score the first two runs of the game in bottom of the second.
Purcell responded with three hits to push across a pair of runs of their own in the top of the third to tie it. The game remained tied until the sixth and final frame, when Purcell scored on a passed ball to take a 3-2 lead.
In the bottom of the inning, Davis put runners on base, but came up short of pushing one across the plate.
Randall led the Lady Wolves against Purcell. She went 2-for-3 at the plate and pitched six strong innings. She allowed just two earned runs while striking out six in the process.
Davis 4, Cache 2
Davis bounced back from Thursdays loss with two wins on Friday. The first was a 4-2 victory over Cache in which the Lady Wolves led from wire to wire. Miller got the Red-and-White rolling with a triple to leadoff the bottom of the first. She scored later in the inning and was followed by Gracie Eggleston, who scored on an RBI single by Randall.
An RBI single by Miller made it 3-1 in the bottom of the second and the Lady Wolves tacked on an insurance run in the sixth.
Charlee Donaho pitched for the win. She scattered five hits over five innings, allowing just two runs and only one walk in the contest.
Davis 5, Norman 3
In its second win of the day, Davis scored two runs in the last inning to top Norman. After Norman tied the game in the top of the fourth, Logan Pruitt and Miller put together back-to-back run-scoring singles to lift their team to victory.
Sulphur 10, Davis 1
The bash came to an end for Davis on Saturday as the Lady Wolves fell to Sulphur, 10-1. A pair of homeruns punctuated a powerful offensive performance by the visitors as the Lady Dogs led throughout the game.
On the other side, Davis tallied four hits in four innings but were unable to keep pace.
By the end of Monday’s massacre of Lexington, Davis had improved to 8-4 on the season. The trip to Lexington was the first of 10 straight dates on the road. The Lady Wolves were set to travel to Ada on Tuesday, Comanche on Thursday and Tishomingo on Saturday.
By Shane Bennett