FAIRLAND — A five-run fifth inning burst helped carry Fairland to a 7-5 victory over Wyandotte in their Class 4A District 16 slow pitch softball tournament Wednesday.
The Lady Owls (14-7) went 3-0 in the tournament.
They routed Ketchum 16-6 in the first round then topped 4A No. 17 Wyandotte 8-4 in the winners’ bracket final.
In between, Wyandotte rolled to an 11-1 win against Ketchum.
“The girls are peaking at the right time,” Fairland coach Jeni Kline said. “They stepped up and made difficult plays yesterday and had big hits when we needed them.”
The Lady Owls now play a waiting game to learn where they will be sent for their 4A regional.
Fairland 7, Wyandotte 5
The Lady Bears scored two times in the fifth inning to open up a 5-2 advantage.
Fairland’s five-run rally in the fifth included a two-run single by Ashton Mowery and RBI singles by Molly McDugle, Makayla Jackson and Lilly Triplett.
Triplett, who picked up the win for Fairland in the circle, helped herself by getting a double and single with three RBIs.
Kyndall Davis, Mowery and Jackson had two singles each and Nikki Dingle, McDugle, Tori Barker and Kaylee Schumacher all chipped in with singles.
Katie Hart had two home runs — two-run shots in the first and fifth — headed up the Wyandotte offense.
Jillian Swanger added a double and single while Grace Parmley and Tarrah Stephens had two singles each.
Lynnea Cox and Karsyn Severs had a single each.
Fairland 8, Wyandotte 4
Another five-run rally, this time in the seventh inning, helped get the Lady Owls over the top.
Fairland overcame a 2-0 deficit with three runs in the third. Wyandotte went back on top with a two-run rally in the fourth.
A two-run single by McDugle, a two-run double from Hutchison and an RBI single by Jackson helped give the Lady Owls their final five runs.
The Lady Bears threatened in the bottom of the seventh when Swanger walked and Maddie Branham singled. But Triplett got the next three batters on consecutive fielder’s choice plays.
The Fairland offense included a double and single from Triplett, two singles each from Davis, Mowery and Jackson and singles from Dingle, McDugle, Barker and Schumacher.
Swanger, Hart, Parmley and Stephens all had two singles each while Cox and Severs each added a single.
Wyandotte 11, Ketchum 1
Three home runs helped key the Lady Bears’ win.
Cox, Micah Wendelken and Severs all had three-run homers for Wyandotte.
Fairland 16, Ketchum 6
Leadoff hitter Kyndall Davis and Dingle, who bats second for the Lady Owls, each went 4-for-5 and accounted for six RBIs.
Davis belted a leadoff homer in the first and a grand slam and two singles while driving in five runs.
Hutchison added a leadoff homer in the third and two singles.
Dingle had a solo homer and three singles.
Jackson had three singles while McDugle and Triplett chipped in with a single each and Schumacher added two singles.
Mowery chipped in with a single.
Fairland sent 15 batters to the plate during the second-inning explosion that erased a 6-1 deficit.
The Lady Owls got nine of their 21 hits in the inning.
Destanee McGimpsey collected a double and single as part of a nine-hit Lady Warrior attack.
Hannah Skaggs and Alexis Hitchcock each had two singles.