Sarah Jones’ Dragons neatly tucked away an extra-inning road victory at Norman North Monday.
Purcell persevered for a 14-11 victory in nine innings.
The Timberwolves actually out-hit the Dragons 21-14.
“But we kept their hits to singles and got some really big outs and a couple double plays,” Jones said.
“Kyleigh Wells led us going 4-4 at the plate with 4 RBI’s,” the coach reported.
Mac McKay went 2-4 with 3 RBI’s while Ella Resendiz popped a couple of hits with an RBI.
Hannah Whitaker(1 RBI), Anika Raper (1 RBI) , Kyleigh Green (1 RBI) , Kailynn Helton, KK Eck (2 RBI’s) and Kelly Anderson all had hits as well.
“We also got to play a JV game Monday for the first time so a lot of girls had some extra at-bats, which was really needed,” Jones said.
“Isa Walker and Aubrey Elmore tried it out on the mound and did well. Our confidence is coming around and that is what we need going into the playoffs,” the coach confirmed.
Purcell found the sledding tough in the Washington Tournament last weekend.
“We had a rough go in the Washington Invitational,” Jones said after her club lost to Dibble, Mustang, Silo and Plainview.
“Our defense struggled and when things were finally going our way, we couldn’t keep it together. Our bats are coming around, though, and we are hitting the best that we have all season,” she concluded.
Purcell was scheduled to play at Blanchard Tuesday and play on the road Friday in the Dale Festival.
Districts will be held at Sulphur next Wednesday with Sulphur and Byng.
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