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Wolverines' bats go quiet in 6-2 loss to Santa Fe

Early LHS lead fades against Wolves’ hurler

Five hits for the Lawton High softball team was not enough as the Wolverines lost 6-2 to Edmond Santa Fe Tuesday night.

"We didn't hit when we needed to," LHS softball head coach Kyle Brierton said. "You can't beat anybody having five hits when they have 13. That's facts."

The Wolverines fell to Santa Fe 11-1 on the road back on Aug. 14. Tuesday night, they found themselves with an early lead as pitcher Kelsey Nadeau held her own on the mound.

Sam Bailey led off the bottom of the first with a single and then later stole second base. Bailey came around to score after an errant throw by Santa Fe's catcher, Monica Jones. The Wolverines held that 1-0 lead through the first two innings.

JoBi Heath then broke the game open for Santa Fe in the top of the third. Heath, who doubled off the center-field wall in her first at-bat, sent another shot on nearly the same line except this time the ball cleared the outfield wall bringing home two other runs as well.

"(Heath), she loves Lawton High pitchers for some reason," Brierton said. "Oh my gosh, she swings the bat like a guy. She's a really good hitter and we tried to throw all over the place on her but she just kept hitting it wherever it was at."

The Wolverines responded with another run in the bottom of the third as Bailey once again reached base and then stole second to get into scoring position. Madison Burk brought Bailey home with a double into left field.

"(Madison Burk) came up and had a really nice swing," Brierton said. "That was a great play at home she made as well in the sixth inning. She's a great player, she's one of our seniors, one of our captains."

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