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Lady Wolves add to the win column in tournament

By Jeff Mapes
Despite the rain, the No. 16-ranked Lady Wolves slow-pitch softball team managed to fit four games into its busy schedule last week.
Davis was scheduled to play in the Healdton Festival March 21.
The Lady Wolves got one game in before rain canceled play. Davis finished the week going 1-2 at Stonewall’s Beast-of-the-East Tournament.
Davis 29, Dickson 0 (3 innings)
It did not take long for Davis to dispose of the Lady Comets in its opening game of the Healdton Festival.
The Lady Wolves posted a run-rule victory with three runs in the first, 12 in the second and 14 in the third.
Junior Anna Merrell had a 3-run homerun in the second inning and freshman Shelby Courtney followed with a 3-run homer in the third. Alexis Barnes had two doubles in the game and Kensley Barnes added to the hit parade with a double of her own.
Jacie LaNoy was stellar on the mound for the Lady Wolves. The senior allowed no runs and no walks while striking out one in two innings of work.
Davis 3, Madill 0 (called in first inning due
to lightning)
Davis opened game 2 of the Healdton Festival with three runs in the first inning.
The Lady Wolves had runners at second and third with no outs when the game was called due to lightning.
Kensley Barnes and Addison Danker led off with a pair of doubles. Alexis Barnes hit a 2-run double and Anna Merrell chipped in with an RBI single.
Davis 20, Stonewall 1
Davis belted 18 hits March 24 in its first game of the Beast-of-the-East Tournament. Alexis Barnes led the charge going 3-4 at the plate with six RBIs.
Kensley Barnes went 2-3, Addison Danker was 4-4, Shelby Courtney went 2-4 while Kamryn Martin and Jacie LaNoy were each 2-3.
The Lady Wolves scored four runs in first. Courtney delivered the big hit with a 2-run triple.
Davis added four more runs in the third. Alexis Barnes highlighted the inning with her 2-run double, the first of three for the game.
Davis scored one run in the fourth and 11 in the fifth.
Stonewall’s lone run came in the fourth on two hits and one Davis error.
LaNoy started at pitcher for the Lady Wolves and allowed five hits and struck out four.
Latta 5, Davis 1
The Lady Wolves jumped out in front of second-ranked Latta March 24 in the second game of the Stonewall Tournament, only to see the Lady Panthers respond with a come-from-behind victory.
Latta erased a 1-0 Davis lead with two runs in the second, one in the fifth and two in the sixth.
Alexis Barnes singled in the first and scored on Shelby Courtney’s RBI single.
The Lady Panthers tied the score at 1-1 with a homerun in the second.
Latta took the lead for good with an RBI-double in the same inning.
Latta pushed ahead 3-1 in the fifth with a triple and an RBI-grounder. A Davis error followed by a 2-run homerun rounded out the Lady Panthers scoring for the game.
Kiowa 9, Davis 5
Kiowa, ranked No. 10 in Class A, broke a 4-4 tie with a 5-run sixth inning to defeat the Lady Wolves on day 2 of the Stonewall Tournament.
The Cowgirls recorded seven hits in the decisive sixth, including a 2-run triple.
Kiowa scored three runs in the top of the second on four hits, a walk and a Davis error.
Kamryn Martin tripled in the second and scored on an Anna Merrell ground out and Davis trailed 3-1.
Kiowa took a 4-1 lead with a run in the third. The Lady Wolves tied the game at 4-4 with three runs in their half of the fourth. Paige Miller, Shelby Courtney and Martin all sparked the rally with RBI singles.
Jacie LaNoy started again on the mound for Davis. She worked five innings and allowed nine runs on 15 hits while walking three and striking out two.
The Lady Wolves posted 12 hits against the Kiowa pitcher, but defensively, Davis committed three errors in the field.
The Lady Wolves will play at Sulphur March 28, 5:30 p.m. and will host a home game March 29, 5 p.m.

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