Wolverines fall to No. 2 Yukon in district, 12-1
Sports teams can sometimes perform at widely varying degrees of success, which was surely the case for Lawton High's softball team this week.
Monday the Wolverines lost a tough 5-4 decision to No. 3-ranked Moore in a game where LHS led early, 4-2, and played super defense and got excellent pitching from Chelsea Langford.
However, just a few days later the Wolverines gave up 10 hits and committed some key errors against No. 2 Yukon and wound up dropping a 12-1 decision in a district contest yesterday evening at David Tyler Park.
"It's really amazing; we played so well Monday and then come back today and are flat as can be," LHS coach Kyle Brierton said. "I can't explain it because both Moore and Yukon are really good teams. Today we make them earn their first two runs but then we come right back and give them six runs with some errors and mental mistakes. You can't do that against good teams and this is one of the best.
"This pitcher kept us off-balance all day. We got that one bunt single early, but our problem is that we get way behind against these good pitchers and we just don't have the offensive power to score that many runs."
The bunt single came from Jordan Grochow with two outs in the first, but even though the next batter walked to get a small rally going, the next Wolverine fanned to end the inning.
LHS went down in order in the second and third, but in the fourth Grochow got on base when a third strike pitch went wide. When the next batter Sadie Price walked, the Wolverines had something good brewing. And, things got even better when Lexie Tahsequah put down a perfect sacrifice bunt to advance both runners into scoring position.