QUAPAW — Miami shoots for a third straight title when the Quapaw Invitational softball tournament begins Thursday, Aug. 10.
The Lady Wardogs topped Fairland 4-0 for the championship in 2016 and Quapaw 5-1 in ’15.
Fairland, Wyandotte, Welch, Colcord and Ketchum are in the Green pool while Miami, Quapaw, Commerce, Afton and Foyil make up the White pool.
Each team is guaranteed four games.
The Lady Wardogs face Foyil at 11:30 a.m. and Afton at 1 p.m. Friday and Quapaw at 11:30 a.m. and Commerce at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Wyandotte won the tournament title back-to-back-to-back in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Quapaw finished third a year ago with a 9-1 victory over Ketchum.
The 2016 championship game was scoreless until the top of the sixth when Miami scratched out a run.
The Lady Wardogs added another three runs in the top of the seventh.
Fairland, which had five errors, left only two runners stranded as MHS' Abby Ishmael held the Lady Owls hitless and allowed only two walks.
Thursday’s opening day schedule includes Ketchum vs. Welch, 10 a.m.; Ketchum vs. Wyandotte, 11:30 a.m.; Colcord vs. Welch. 1 p.m.; Colcord vs. Fairland, 2:30 p.m.; Afton vs. Foyil, 4 p.m.; Quapaw vs. Foyil, 5:30 p.m.; Afton vs. Commerce, 7 p.m., and Quapaw vs. Commerce, 8:30 p.m.
On Friday, the schedule includes Commerce vs. Foyil, 10 a.m.; Miami vs. Foyil, 11:30 a.m.; Miami vs. Afton, 1 p.m.; Colcord vs. Ketchum, 2:30 p.m.; Quapaw vs. Afton, 4 p.m.; Colcord vs. Wyandotte, 5:30 p.m.; Fairland vs. Welch, 7 p.m.; Fairland vs. Wyandotte, 8:30 p.m.
A final four pool games will be Saturday: Quapaw vs. Miami, 11:30 a.m.; Fairland vs. Ketchum, 1 p.m.; Miami vs. Commerce, 2:30 p.m.; Wyandotte vs. Welch, 4 p.m.
The third-place game will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by the championship game at 7 p.m.