JAY — Welch dropped a pair of games to larger schools Tuesday, April 11.
The Lady Wildcats suffered a 14-3 loss to Inola then fell 15-0 to 5A No. 10 Jay.
A day earlier, Welch picked up a sweep of Afton, taking 8-1 and 12-7 decisions.
Inola 14, Welch 3
Inola took charge early, breaking out to a 3-0 lead in the first.
The Lady Longhorns added four runs in the second then made it 11-1 after three.
Each team scored two runs in the fourth inning.
Ashlee Morgan had a solo homer in the first inning and a single while Madison Schaper collected two singles.
Madison Gilman and Olivia Pitcher doubled and Brennae Perkins and Jalynn Giles each had singles.
Jay 15, Welch 0
Caitlin Taylor limited the Lady Wildcats to four hits while getting the shutout, Jay’s third of the season.
Ashlee Morgan had a double and Madisen Horton, Madison Schaper and Emily Piercefield all had singles for Welch.
Lexi Taylor collected a homer and two singles and Jade Creekkiller belted two doubles and a single for Jay, which also beat Inola 17-5.
Welch 8, Afton 1
The Lady Cats followed up a four-run first inning with a two-run rally in the second.
Afton’s only run came in the first.
Gilman had a double and single and Perkins added two singles.
Chenoweth tripled, Pitcher doubled and Horton and Taylar Costerisan each had a single.
Sam Saylor was Afton’s offensive leader with a double and two singles.
Carlee Shinn chipped in with a double and single and Savanna Milliken, Katie Miller and Sidney Huddleston all had singles.
Welch 12, Afton 7
The Lady Wildcats collected 19 hits, including seven for extra bases.
Afton led 4-3 after one, but the Lady Cats took the lead for good in the second with a seven-run rally. They got a final two in the third.
Afton tacked on two more runs in the third then added one more in the fifth.
Gilman had two doubles and a single and Schaper added a double and two singles for Welch.
Chenoweth and Horton each had a double and single and Perkins collected two singles.
Pitcher blasted a grand slam in the first inning for Welch. Giles doubled and Morgan, Costerisan and Piercefield all had singles.
Milliken was Afton’s top hitter with two triples and a double.
Rachele Williams and Taylie Burrow each had a double and single and Saylor added two singles.
Daylee Osburn, Huddleston and Clarissa Rice each had singles.