COMMERCE — Toni Shawnee threw a four-hit shutout as Verdigris rolled to a 7-0 win over East Newton in the championship game of the Commerce Lady Tiger Classic here Saturday, Sept. 1.
Shawnee had four strikeouts and no walks.
The Lady Cardinals also beat East Newton 2-1 in the winners’ bracket final earlier Saturday.
Verdigris also topped Commerce 7-1 in the Friday quarterfinals.
East Newton, located in Granby, Missouri, defeated Fairland twice to reach the finals: 7-0 in the first round Friday, then 3-0 in the losers’ bracket final.
In action Friday, it was Commerce 8, Afton 0; Fairland 11, Commerce 0, and Commerce 10, Afton 3.
Also on Saturday Fairland stayed alive with a 6-2 win over Commerce in an elimination game
Verdigris 7, East Newton 0
The Lady Cardinals (15-1) collected 12 hits in the title game, including three by Page Weisenbach, who also drove in two runs.
Verdigris jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning scored another in the third then took charge with a four-run fourth.
The Lady Cards got their final run in the fifth.
Jaysan Gibson added two singles for the winners.
Megan Turner delivered a three-run homer in the fourth and Eliza Franklin doubled.
Bailey Cravens, Faith Weisenbach, Hailey Schoeling, Toni Shawnee and Abigail Teal all added singles.
Kinsey Massey had two of East Newton’s four hits.
The Lady Patriot offense also included a single each by Kayla Higginbotham and Katie Kester.
Verdigris scored twice in the third inning of its earlier game with East Newton.
The Lady Patriots’ only run against Shawnee came in the sixth. They had only three singles in the game.
Turner went 3-for-3 with two doubles while driving in two runs for Verdigris.
East Newton 3, Fairland 0
The Lady Owls (9-9) managed only two hits — both by Alexis McGranahan — off East Newton’s Natalie Oxendine.
Alexis McGranahan two singles to account for Fairland’s offense.
The Lady Patriots’ 10 hit attack included a home run and double.
Fairland 6, Commerce 2
The Lady Owls jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning and Commerce (10-9) scored both of its runs in the third.
McGranahan doubled and Chloe Brown chipped in with a base hit.
Fairland benefitted from five walks and four hit batters.
The Lady Owls got their six runs with only one hit, a two-run single by Brown.
McGranahan, Morgan Chaney and Madison Stotts were hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and a walk to Makayla Jackson forced in a run.
Sidney Hailey stole home and Crawford singled home Hailey for CHS in the third frame.
That turned out to be the Lady Tigers’ only hit in the game off Kyndall Davis.
Commerce 8, Afton 0
Giselle Gutierrez and River Friel combined on a no-hitter.
Gutierrez worked the first 1.2 innings and Friel finish up in a game that was called after four innings.
The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
They tacked on a run in the third and got a final four in the fourth.
The Commerce attack included two singles by Marisa Scott, a double by Rhyane Hallett and a single each from Morgan Connell, Gutierrez, Miriam Nino and Dawn Convirs.
Fairland 4, Afton 3
McGranahan had a walk-off single in the bottom of the sixth for the Lady Owls.
Afton (1-11) got three runs in the third and FHS tied the game with three in the fourth.
The game was decided with the international tiebreaker.
Grace Goins was placed on second and reached third when Chaney was safe at first on a dropped third strike.
McGranahan singled to center to end the game.
Goins doubled and McGranahan singled for Fairland’s only hits.
Layne Hudson collected two singles, Taylie Burrow doubled and Tomi Betz singled for the Lady Eagles.
Verdigris 7, Commerce 1
A four-run allowed Verdigris to take charge.
The Lady Tigers’ lone run came in the first inning.
Connell and Hailey delivered two singles each and Crawford added one base hit for CHS.
Paige Weisenbach had a double and single and Megan Turner homered for the Lady Cards.
East Newton 7, Fairland 0
A double by Goins and a single from Brown were the Lady Owls’ only hits.
The Lady Pats picked up single runs in the first two innings then got another five in the fourth.
Commerce 10, Afton 3
The Lady Tigers scored in each of the three innings in the game.
They set the tone with a five run rally in the bottom of the first.
That came on the heels of a three-run first by Afton.
The CHS offense included a double and single by Gutierrez and two singles each from Scott, Hallett and Nino.
Burrow had a double while Sidney Huddleston, Clarissa Rice and Baily Fields each picked up a single.