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Wolverines unable to hold lead against Norman North

The number "one" has become Lawton softball's worst enemy.

The Wolverines dropped a five-run lead in a 6-5 loss to Norman North at home on Monday, marking the fourth time this season they have lost by one run.

Lawton coach Michael Carrillo said she views the narrow defeats as a positive because she can see improvement from performances last year.

"We've really talked to the girls because we've lost a couple in the last week by one," Carrillo said. "Last year we were losing ballgames by 10, so we have to lose a couple like this to get better and be better. They'll fall our way, but it didn't happen today."

The Wolverines clung to a 1-0 lead through the first two innings, but a flurry of hits gave them the breathing room they desired.

Anjelica Gonzalez connected for a double to get things started in the third, and Tyiesha Anderson brought her home two batters later with a double of her own, bringing the score to 2-0.

Not to be outdone by her teammates, Tamara Toles struck an impactful blow to the Timberwolves, launching an inside-the-park home run to center field to score three more runs to give Lawton a five-run advantage.

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