SANDITES DEFEND HOME TURF FOR SENIOR NIGHT, BEAT PONCA CITY, 11-1

Sandites defend home turf for senior night, beat Ponca City, 11-1
The Sandite seniors went out with a bang, beating Ponca City by 10 runs on senior night.

The Sand Springs fast-pitch softball team beat Ponca City, 11-1, in five innings Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Sandite Sports Complex, and the seniors were honored after the game.

With a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, Makenna Skaggs hit a two-run home run, the first of her career. She crossed the plate after Kimi Presnell for the 5-0 advantage. The Sandites scored four runs in the bottom of the inning.

The Sandites added six more runs in the sixth inning to stop the game at five innings. Jacie Taber doubled to center field, scoring Sabrina Usher, and Felicity Horn added another double, scoring Taber. With a 7-1 lead, Blair hit an RBI single, and Elizabeth Luttrell grounded out, scoring Cameron Clemons to lead, 9-1.

Skaggs then hit a two-RBI single to score Blair and Presnell to end the game, 11-1.

Blair (8-1) got the start on the mound, throwing four innings with four strike outs, no runs and no walks. Mackenzie Bechtold finished the game with two hits and one run.


Skaggs was 2-4 at the plate with one run scored and four RBIs. Usher hit her fourth homer of the season was 3-3 at the plate with two runs scored and one RBI. Blair was 1-3 with one run and two RBIs.

The Sandites amassed 12 hits with no errors and it was their seventh-straight win. Ponca City ended with two hits and one error.
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