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Scorching-hot start

Washington softball has outscored opponents 109-4 in six games


The defending champion Washington Warrior slow-pitch softball team has ploughed through the first part of their schedule with a 6-0 start.

Their 105-run scoring differential is downright staggering.

They have wins over Elgin (20-0), Lawton Ike (16-1), Dickson (20-0), Madill (15-0), Blanchard (19-0) and Newcastle (19-3).

“I was looking at our stats and I’m pretty impressed with our numbers,” said head softball coach Tylor Lampkin.

The Warriors are swinging the bats well throughout the lineup.

As a team they are batting with a .640 average.

“The lowest batting average for a starter is .500,” Lampkin said. “We’re swinging it pretty dang well.”

Tinley Lucas has six home runs so far this season and is hitting at a .833 clip.

Emjay Lucas also has six homers.

In addition to the to Lucas and Lucas, the coach said Elly Allison and Maggie Place have been hitting the ball well.

“Nine of our 10 starters have already hit home runs,” Lampkin said.

As good as the offense has been so far the defense is equally impressive.

With four shutouts, the Washington defense has been downright stingy.

“Newcastle had the bases loaded and we got out of it,” Lampkin said. “We’re making our routine plays and also getting extra outs by turning double plays, which is so hard in slow pitch.”

Washington replaces three seniors from last season – Mattie Richardson, Mikinzy Bost, Isa Portillo.

After missing time, senior Ellie Loveless is back in the lineup at shortstop.

She is joined in the infield by Place at first base, Skylar Wells at second and Allison at third.

Alexis Gay is handling the pitching and is catching.

“Skylar was at shortstop while Ellie was out and Reese Schrader was filling in at second,” Lampkin said. “Reese did a phenomenal job at second.”

The outfielders are Emjay Lucas in left field, Abby Wood in left center, Tinley Lucas in right center and Oliva Palumbo in right field.

So now Washington, who has the last three championships in the trophy case when you combine fast and slow pitch, goes on in defense their slow pitch title.

“I’m really excited for this season,” Lampkin said. “This senior class has laid a good foundation for this program. They will definitely leave a legacy.”


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