JUNIOR SHORTSTOP, Kamryn Martin, making plays on and off the field. She hits the ball and is a leader to her team. Go watch her and the Lady Wolves in Ada on Thursday.
(Photo Credit: Elissa Hefley)
By Jeff Mapes
The Davis softball team played four games last week, a district game at Comanche and three in the Silo Tournament. The Lady Wolves dropped all four and are now 9-13 overall.
Davis lost to Comanche on Sept. 5 and fell to 5-4 in the league. The Lady Wolves are still clinging to third place with one game remaining.
DHS then competed at Silo on Sept. 7-8. Davis lost to Broken Bow and Henretta on day one and Red Oak on the second day. “Overall, I thought the girls played very well,” said head coach Stefan Hunt. “Obviously, the win-loss is not indicative of how the girls played this weekend. Of all the innings we played, take away a couple of mishaps in two or three of those innings and it’s a completely different outcome.”
Comanche 10 Lady Wolves 7
Davis took a 1-0 lead in the first on Shelby Courtney’s triple and Shelby Moring’s sacrifice fly. Comanche tied the game with a run in its half of the first.
The Lady Wolves scored three in the second but allowed four and trailed 5-4 after two innings. Comanche pushed the lead to 6-4 with a run in the fourth.
Preslee Hunt put Davis back in front at 7-6 with her three-run homerun in the fifth. It was the sophomore’s second homer of the season.
Comanche regained the lead and secured the victory with four in the sixth.
Broken Bow 4 Lady Wolves 3
Playing in game one of the Silo Tourney, Courtney and Kensley Barnes both singled in the first and scored for an early 2-0 Davis lead. The Lady Wolves led 2-1 after Broken Bow, from Class 4A, scored a run in the third.
Davis scored a run in the third for a 3-1 lead. However, three errors led to three runs for Broken Bow.
Lady Wolves starter Addison Danker walked one in what Coach Hunt called her best performance of the season.
“I thought Addison pitched the best she has all year,” Coach Hunt said. “She was putting the ball over the plate and the defense was helping her out when she wasn’t striking them out. We just had a couple of letdowns late in the game that was the difference.”
Henryetta 12 Lady Wolves 4 (5)
In the second game of day one, Davis jumped out again to a 2-0 lead. Henryetta responded with three in the third. The Lady Wolves tied the score with a run in the third.
Henryetta came back with five in the fourth and four in the fifth. The Lady Wolves scored one in the fifth.
Red Oak 6 Lady Wolves 2 (4)
Davis took a 2-0 first-inning lead in its only game on day two of the tournament. Red Oak, ranked third in Class A, eventually took control at 3-2 with a run in the second and two in the third.
RO put the game away in the fourth with a three-run homerun.
“Our girls are really hitting the ball hard right now,” Coach Hunt said. “Defensively, we’re still having a few letdowns, but I was extremely happy with my pitchers this week. Hopefully, we can continue to hit the ball as well as we are hitting it.”
Hunt complimented the effort of Danker, Stella Baker and Laini Cates who all pitched throughout the week.
“They once again stepped up,” Hunt said. “They threw the ball really well and for strikes. We cut down our free bases on walks.”
Hunt is also pleased with the offensive output of his lineup.
“Courtney, Moring, Hunt are really doing a good job of hitting the ball hard,” Hunt said. “I’d be remised without mentioning Barnes, Mattie Morton, Adison Ryan, Kamryn Martin and Danker. They are all putting the ball into play and giving ourselves a chance.”The Lady Wolves closed out the regular season this week. Davis played at Lone Grove Sept. 11 for the final district game. DHS will travel to Ada on Sept. 14.