CHELSEA — A four-run rally in the top of the seventh inning enabled Fairland to claim a 10-9 win over Chelsea in a non-district fast-pitch softball game here Tuesday, Aug. 7.
The Lady Owls opened the season a day earlier with a split in games at Catoosa.
They buried the hosts 19-0 but dropped a 10-0 decision to 3A power Verdigris.
A three-run, inside the park home run by Kyndall Davis keyed the Lady Owls’ seventh inning burst.
Grace Goins gave Fairland an insurance run with an RBI double.
Chelsea came back with a run in its half of the seventh with a double wild pitch and sacrifice fly.
But reliever Jordan Gates got a strikeout and fly ball to end the game.
The game was tied at 5-5 through five innings then Fairland took a brief 6-5 lead with a run in the top of the sixth on an RBI double by Scout Mayfield.
However, the hosts grabbed an 8-6 lead by scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Davis and Mayfield went 4-for-5 in the game. Davis also had a triple with three RBIs.
Mayfield had two doubles and two singles. She drove in two runs.
Goins and Makayla Jackson had a double and single each for FHS.
Gates and Lilly Triplett doubled and Morgan Chaney singled.
Chelsea finished with seven hits against Triplett and Gates.
Verdigris 10, Fairland 0
The Cardinals, who have won 30-plus games the last three seasons, broke out to a 4-0 lead in the second then came back with three-run rallies in the third and fourth.
Davis doubled and Chaney and Triplett singled for Fairland’s only hits off Eliza Franklin, who struck out eight.
Fairland 19, Catoosa 0
The Lady Owls had only seven hits despite scoring 19 times.
That’s their most runs in a game since getting 18 against South Coffeyville in 2014.
They set the tone early, scoring nine times in the first, then came back with another eight in the second.
Fairland got a final three runs in the third and final inning.
Madison Stotts and Chaney had FHS’ only extra base hits, Stotts a triple and Chaney a double.
Davis, Alexis McGranahan, Gates, Brittany Reynolds, Makynzi Jones and Triplett each had a single.
The Lady Owls benefitted from 10 walks and four Catoosa errors.