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Warrior softball eyes post season

Final push to playoffs

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The Washington Warriors were busy on the softball diamond last week at the Silo Invitational with wins over Poteau (4-2), Red Oak (5-1), Broken Bow (3-0), Antlers (8-2) and Colbert (11-2).

The lone blemish was a 6-5 loss to Silo.

They opened this week with double-header wins over Crossings Christian, 18-3 and 20-0.

“I told the team this was going to be our rough week as far as how good the competition is we’d be playing,” head coach Tylor Lampkin said. “We saw  some good opponants and we were very challenged. But I was impressed with how we handled it.”

The Warrior pitching and defense was outstanding during the tournament.

The duo in the circle of Ellie Loveless and Maggie Place allowed a mere 13 runs over six games against some of the best teams in the state.

With the exception of the Silo game, the Warrior defense backed them up in lockdown form.

They only committed four errors through the first five games.

But in the Silo game they committed six errors, with five of those in one inning.

“Our pitching and defense was good except for one inning,” Lampkin said. “It was a meltdown inning and not typical of us. I’m glad we got it out of our system.”

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