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Tournament champions

Washington defeated three of the top-ranked 6A teams


The Washington softball team went undefeated en route to claiming the championship of their own tournament Thursday and Friday.

They went 7-0 in the Washington Invitational Tournament and outscored their opponents 101 to 36.

Washington picked up seven wins over the two-day tournament.

Washington head coach Tylor Lampkin credited his team’s offensive production for the tournament win.

“We finally hit the ball really well,” he said. “We strung together some hits and I felt like we didn’t leave runners on base. It was timely hitting.”


The Warriors opened with an eight-run first inning and didn’t take their foot off the gas against Latta.

Washington hit nine home runs in the game.

Elly Allison (2), Addy Larman, Ellie Loveless, Tinley Lucas (2), Emjay Lucas and Maggie Place (2) all went yard. One of Place’s was a grand slam.

“We had 56 home runs for the week,” Lampkin said. “Some teams hit that many in a season.”


Washington beat Valliant 10-0 in the first of two shutouts for the Warriors in the tournament.

“Any time you can shut somebody out in a slow-pitch game that’s incredible,” Lampkin said.

Washington made multiple double plays in the game.

After a seven-run Warrior first inning the game was not in doubt.


Washington made it a short game in the Davis match up, scoring six in the first and 10 in the second for the run rule.

Loveless and Tinley Lucas both homered twice.


The Warriors held Class 6A No. 6 Moore to a mere five runs in their Friday match up.

Washington again got off to a fast start, putting up four runs in the first and two more in the second inning.

“We played with a bit of an edge because we knew there were some big schools coming in,” Lampkin said. “When we play with that edge it sure makes a difference.”


Washington scored four runs in the sixth inning to seal the deal against the Class 6A No. 3 Sabercats.

“We held Moore and Southmoore to under five runs,” Lampkin said. “We take a lot of pride in that.”

Broken Bow

Washington pounded Class 5A No. 5 18-5.

Seven runs in the first inning and nine in the third overwhelmed the Savages.

Allison, Place, Oliva Palumbo and Abby Wood had home runs.

“Our eight to 10 hole hitters had a really good week,” Lampkin said. “Whether in was Addie or Emersyn at catcher, Olivia in the eight hole or Alexis, they were on base and let the power players in the top half of the lineup get them in.”


The Warriors defeated Mustang 23-13 in the finals, which looked kind of like a home run derby.

Allison (3), Loveless (2), Palumbo, Place (2), Emjay Lucas and Skylar Wells all homered.

“Overall I’m proud of these guys and we hit our stride offensively,” Lampkin said. “It was a really good tournament. Washington is ranked No. 1 in Class 3A and are 29-2.


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