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Busy schedule for Warriors

Washington set to host softball tournament today


The Washington slow-pitch softball team stayed busy as they play through the middle part of the season.

They had nine wins during the week, while picking up their first two losses of the season.

“This three-week stretch is a difficult stretch,” Warrior head coach Tylor Lampkin said. “We played lots of games and we’re a little worn out.”

They played eight games in the Sulphur tournament alone.

Washington took Tuesday off before resuming play again today (Thursday) against Latta at 11 a.m.


Ellie Loveless and Olivia Palumbo had big days at the plate as the Warriors scored 16 runs.

They each had grand slams, doubles and 5 RBIs in the game.

Maggie Place also had a homer.


The Warrior offense was quieter against Byng when the Warriors opened the Roff tournament, scoring five runs in the win.

Elly Allison, Tinley Lucas both homered and had two ribbies a piece.

Skylar Wells plated the other Warrior run.

Emjay Lucas had a triple.

After opening the game with a run in the first, Washington scored three runs in the third inning and one in the fourth, they leaned on shutout defense to take the W.


They defeated Bethel 10-0 to secure consecutive shutouts later in their second game  of the day Thursday.

“Our defense is playing really well and I’m excited about that,” Lampkin said.

Palumbo and Place both had doubles.


It only took three innings to dismiss Class 3A No. 11 team.

Washington scored three runs in the first inning and six runs in both the second and third.

Allison and Loveless both hit grandies.

The Warriors also had homers from Emjay Lucas, Palumbo and Place.


In another three-inning game Washington jumped out to a quick start with a 7-run lead.

They gave up three in the third but slammed the door by pushing eight runners across the plate themselves.

Allison (2), Loveless and Wells had home runs.


Washington was handed the first loss of the season by Silo.

As the Warriors began to find their stride at the plate the 60 minute timer of the tournament game expired.

“It was only a four-inning game and we just ran out of time,” Lampkin said. “You run into that in tournaments sometimes.”

Washington left six base runners stranded, which is something the Warriors don’t normally do.

“We left 14 or 15 runners on base in the tournament and that’s just something we don’t normally do,” Lampkin said. “We usually find a way to get them in and we just didn’t have timely hits at times.”


Washington started fast and kept the foot on the gas against Sulphur.

They scored four runs in both the first and second innings and had crooked numbers in the final two innings as well.

Tinley Lucas and Loveless had home runs.

Emjay Lucas had four RBIs.


The third time was a charm for Caddo as they defeated Washington after losing the first two games.

Abby Wood, Allison and Place all homered but the Warriors came up just short in the 1-run loss.

Washington left six runners stranded.

“Our biggest downfall is we struggled to get timely hits in a couple big games,” Lampkin said.


They came back the next game and picked up the win over Rattan.

“We struggled after taking a couple losses in learning how to bounce back,” Lampkin said. “I talked to the seniors and had a good conversation and they responded and bounced back well.”

Place had a grand slam and five RBIs in the game.


The offensive floodgates opened against Tecumseh and Bethel as the Warriors put up an eyebrow-raising 54 runs in the two games.

Emersyn Massey, Addy Larman, Allison (4), Loveless (4), Tinley Lucas (3), Palumbo (2), Place (2), Wells and Wood all went yard during the games.

“I was comparing numbers from last year to this year and there’s not a ton of difference but some number of this team are a little better than last year,” Lampkin said. “The defense is playing really well and I’m excited about that.

“The fielding percentage is really high and that’s hard to do in slow pitch where they’re hitting the ball all the time. I don’t know how many double plays we’ve turned. I’m super proud of this bunch.”

Washington is 22-2 on the season.


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