This story was revised at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.
QUAPAW — The schedule for the Quapaw Invitational fast-pitch softball tournament have been revised again in an attempt to work around possible rainy weather.
Games on Friday, Aug. 11, were pushed back to Saturday, Aug. 12, and were revised again Friday evening.
Games originally were scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, but that was scrapped
“It wouldn’t work out, so we potentially may play championship games tomorrow (Saturday) night if coaches agree to it,” Quapaw coach Kae Lani Bryan said in a text message. “We’re just trying to get games in.”
All eight games were completed on Thursday, Aug. 10, but rainfall of 1-plus inches overnight forced the postponement of Friday’s schedule.
The weather forecast for the weekend has improved greatly, with only a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms during the day, according to Oklahoma Mesonet. That increases to 50 percent Saturday night and 60 percent throughout the day Sunday.
The forecast says 50 percent on Monday.
Play resumes at 8 a.m. Saturday with Fairland facing Ketchum. The time limit for games has been slashed to 60 minutes with 15 minutes to allow work on the field.
The remainder of Saturday’s schedule includes Commerce vs. Foyil, 9:15 a.m.; Miami vs. Foyil, 10:30 a.m.; Colcord vs. Ketchum, 11:45 a.m.; Colcord vs. Wyandotte, 1 p.m.; Miami vs. Commerce, 2:15 p.m.;Fairland vs. Welch, 3:30 p.m.; Quapaw vs. Afton, 4:45 p.m.; Fairland vs. Wyandotte, 6 p.m.; Miami vs. Afton, 7:15 p.m.; Quapaw vs. Miami, 8 p.m.; Wyandotte vs. Welch, 8:30 p.m., and Quapaw vs. Miami, 9:45 p.m.
Scores from Thursday included Welch 11, Ketchum 1; Wyandotte 13, Ketchum 0; Welch 9, Colcord 1; Fairland 8, Colcord 0; Afton 6, Foyil 2; Quapaw 4, Foyil 3; Commerce 9, Afton 5, and Quapaw 18, Commerce 5.
Fairland 8, Colcord 0
Nikki Dingle had a one-hitter for the Lady Owls.
They jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning then pushed across five more runs in the third.
Fairland had six hits, all singles.
Madison Stotts, Dingle, Savannah Hutchison, Ashton Mowery, Makayla Jackson and Kaylee Schumacher each had a base hit.
The Lady Owls benefitted from two errors, seven walks and one hit batter.
Dingle struck out eight and walked none.
Colcord’s only hit — and base runner — came on a one-out single by Bailee Fowler in the first inning.
Welch 11, Ketchum 1
Ketchum managed only one hit off Olivia Pitcher, who struck out five and walked one.
The Lady Wildcats grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first, scored five in the second and tacked on a final four in the third.
Ketchum’s lone run came in the bottom of the third inning.
Pitcher helped herself offensively with a double and single.
Hailey Haskell had a two-run homer in the second while Olivia Chenoweth, Ashlee Morgan and Brennae Perkins added doubles.
Addison Chenoweth chipped in with a single.
Wyandotte 13, Ketchum 0
A 10-run rally in the third set the tone for the Lady Bears.
Wyandotte made the most of only nine hits.
Elizabeth Mensink collected a double and single while Jennelle Lundien had two singles.
Haley Hart, Madelyn Branham, Ally Bartley, Grace Parmley and Jillian Swonger added singles.
The Lady Warriors managed only two hits off Mensink, who logged four strikeouts and two walks.
Welch 9, Colcord 1
Welch put together two run rallies in the first, third and fourth innings, then closed things out with a three-run rally in the fifth.
Morgan had a double and single while Addison Chenoweth and Olivia Chenoweth added two singles each.
Haskell, Horton, Perkins, Maddie Schaper, Cheyenne Johns and Maddison Gilman each had a single.
Commerce 9, Afton 5
Cali Wells had a two-run homer in the first and River Friel added a game-ending double for the Lady Tigers.
Pool play in the tournament has a 70-minute time limit.
Friel also had a single while Ballard collected two singles.
Morgan Connell, Marisa Scott and Rhyane Hallett each had a single.
Afton broke out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but Commerce put together a five-run rally in its first at-bat.
The Lady Eagles eventually tied the game at five in the third.
A two RBI single by Connell keyed a four-run third for Commerce. The other two runs scored on errors.
Afton lost a runner at home and left two stranded in the top of the fourth.
Carlee Shinn, Taylie Burrow, Savanna Mulliken and Kaylea Roberts had a single each for the Lady Eagles.
Quapaw 18, Commerce 5
Three six-run rallies helped the Lady Wildcats pin the first loss on Commerce.
Quapaw made the most of nine singles, two each from Lakyn Buffalo, Elizabeth Flaming and Skyler Evans and one each from Rebekah Morgan, Mya Perry and Savanna Slover.
Quapaw took advantage of six Lady Tiger errors and 10 walks, five each by Friel and Aislyn Davis.
CHS (3-1) had five hits in the game: a double and single by Connell, a double by Hallett and a single each from Wells and Miriam Nino.