Washington’s Lady Warriors punched their ticket to the State Fast-pitch Tournament at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
Due to weather delays, Washington didn’t make the elite field until it knocked off Lindsay 4-0 in the finals Tuesday afternoon.
Junior Allison Wells kept the Lindsay bats at bay. The Lady Warriors jumped off to a 2-0 lead after Washington’s half of the third inning.
The home-away-from-home, ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, has been where Washington has ended every softball season since 1999, a remarkable record.
Washington pushed across two insurance runs in the top of the sixth and twice left the bases juiced in the contest.
Sophomore Dagan Lampkin led the Lady Warrior offense going 3-4 and getting on base every time she came up to bat.
Lampkin is hitting over .400 for the season.
With all of the weather delays it was unknown as of press time Tuesday who or when Washington will play. Watch The Purcell Register website for game information.
In the tournament, Marlow eliminated Mount St. Mary and Lindsay put an end to Marlow’s season, 3-2 and 3-1 before Washington won the regional title.
Washington knocked off Mount St. Mary 11-1 in the first round of the delayed regional tournament on Monday.
Tiffany Winchester was 3-3 with two doubles and three RBIs while Jacie Stephens, Tymber Howard and Kelsey Harmon were all 1-3.
“Overall it is always good to beat Mount St. Mary,” head coach Bryan Howard said.
“We didn’t play really well but the score looked good. We came out sluggish and played down to our competition. It was good to get a win but we need to play better.”
Wells threw for the Lady Warriors and finished with 11 strikeouts while allowing only two hits in five innings of work.
In game two of the winners’ bracket, Washington defeated Lindsay, 3-1.
Lampkin was 1-3 with an RBI, Macey Cargill was 1-1 with two RBIs and Stephens was 1-3.
“Lindsay is a tough team and that was a big time game,” Howard said.
Lindsay took a 1-0 lead to the fifth inning before Washington finally got on track.
Lampkin connected with a Lindsay pitch and drove it to the gap scoring a run to tie the score.
“We made a pitching move. Kailee (Orr) was pitching and she did well. But we brought Allison in and she shut them down,” Howard said.
With runners at second and third Howard brought in Cargill who responded with a slap that scored tow runs.
“It was a really good game for us and we fought hard all game. That’s the nature of this team. It’s been like this all year and that’s where a tough schedule comes into play,” Howard said.