The Wayne Lady Bulldogs took home a District championship with two wins over Community Christian last Thursday. They are now headed to Konawa for the Regional Tournament and a shot at State.
Wayne will open Regionals at Konawa against Rush Springs at 2 p.m. today (Thursday), the second game of the Tournament.
Host Konawa will mix it up with Quinton at noon. The winners of the two games will face off in the semifinals today at 6 p.m. The finals will be Friday.
A complete bracket can be found in this week’s Purcell Register.
In the District-clinching win Wayne run-ruled CCS 13-0 in game two.
Michal Hylton stuck out four batters and allowed only two hits and zero walks.
Hylton was dynamite at the plate as well, finishing 3-4 with two triples and six RBIs.
Casey Redus was 2-4 and Caleigh Clifton was 3-3 with a triple.
“Everyone else in the lineup had at least one hit except Chloe and they didn’t give her anything to hit after the first inning,” head coach Scott Brewer said.
“Before we started District play all week I told our team that the bottom of the lineup needed to step up and get some hits.”
The Lady Bulldogs did just that, finishing 10-20 at the plate.
“They stepped it up,” Brewer said.
In game one Wayne defeated CCS, 8-2.
Chloe Clifton was the story for Wayne on offense in game one. She was 4-4 with two home runs and three RBIs.
Redus and Caleigh Clifton were each 2-4. Bailey Boles was 2-3 with an RBI and Teva McMillan was 2-3 with a double.
Wayne fell behind 2-0 in the first inning behind a CCS single and home run.
Wayne came to bat in the bottom of the first and Chloe Clifton led off with a home run.
The Lady Bulldogs took the 5-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth and never looked back.
“Going into the game we knew the first three batters were their best. Once we got past them we knew we’d be alright,” Brewer said.
“Michal pitched really well and those three hitters never really threatened again.”
Hylton fanned nine CCS batters in the win and surrendered only two hits and zero walks.
“I was proud of the girls for not getting down when we were behind 2-0. We didn’t panic. I told them in the bottom of the first that there was a lot of game left and they responded well,” Brewer said.
Last Monday Wayne defeated Pauls Valley 9-5.
Chloe Clifton led the Lady Bulldogs with a home run and an RBI in a 1-4 performance at the plate.
Tiffany Lang drove in two runs with one swing of the bat and Caleigh Clifton was 1-2 with an RBI.
“We played pretty well. It was senior night and we got an early lead, but Pauls Valley came back within a run,” Brewer said.
“Tiffany Lang came up with a big hit in the bottom of the fourth with two outs that scored two runs.”
Hylton was 2-3 with two RBIs. She struck out eight batters, allowed six hits and five walks.
The District champions are 24-7 on the season and ranked No. 9.