WELCH - Welch used an 8-5 victory over Foyil as a springboard for its games in the Hall of Fame Shootout this weekend in Oklahoma City.
The Lady Wildcats, ranked 14th in Class A, face Waurika at 7 p.m. Friday and Healdton at 11:30 a.m. and Ringling at 4 p.m. on Saturday in games at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium complex.
"It's neat to get invited to that," Welch coach Scott Neighbors said. "It will be good to be seen by people on the west side of the state."
Among the teams taking part in the 57-game festival, to take place on all four fields, are 5A No. 1 Lawton MacArthur, 3A No. 1 Purcell, A No. 1 Fletcher, 4A No. 2 Tuttle, 4A No. 5 Blanchard, B No. 5 Roff and 6A No. 7 Edmond Santa Fe.
Welch is the only team from the immediate northeastern Oklahoma area that has been invited.
Thursday's win bumped the Lady Wildcats' record to 9-4 on the season.
"We played real well for six innings, then had that one bad inning again," Neighbors said. "That seems to be our nemesis this year."
Welch suffered a 5-4 loss to 2A 11th-ranked Quapaw on Monday, then rolled to a 19-1 victory against South Coffeyville on Tuesday.
"Sixteen of those runs were earned," Neighbors said. "But we were up 7-1 going into the sixth and win 8-5. We got our eighth run in the top of the seventh and they scored four in the bottom of the seventh."