Despite dealing with a flooded field which played havoc with the final day of the 2018 El Reno Invitational, the Indians did what a home tourney is intended to do – pick up wins.
El Reno posted a 3-1 record for the event, culminating in a 9-6 win over Lawton Ike. The Indians were second in their pool, improving to 4-5 on the season with the effort.
“We got better over the weekend. We still have a long way to go, but we are hitting the ball better. If we can put it all together at the same time, we can beat some good teams,” said El Reno head coach Davee Deaton.
In the win over the Eagles, El Reno scored all nine runs over the first three innings. Lawton Ike made it close with a six-run third inning.
El Reno had only three hits in the game, one of those a double by Kenzi Mutzig which scored two runners. She also scored a run along with Sidney Barber and Makylah Hunt.
Hunt and Bailey Brothers logged the other two hits. El Reno did have five walks in the win, two by Emily Ryan, and took advantage of six errors by the Eagles.
Tori Webster got the win after allowing six runs on six hits over three innings. She struck out two and walked two.
Shawnee 15, El Reno 4
The Wolves earned the top spot in the pool with the 11-run win over El Reno. Shawnee led 8-0 before El Reno scored three runs in the fourth inning and one in the fifth.
Mutzig logged a solo home run as part of a five-hit effort. Hunt added a double, followed by singles from Barber, Ashlee Houston and Taryn Wahweah. Barber, Houston and Reese Hardy added runs for EHS.
Webster and Julie Holdcraft swapped time in the pitching circle with Webster taking the loss. The pair combined for a line of 15 runs, 15 hits, three walks and two strikeouts.
El Reno 5, Lawton MacArthur 4
Mutzig hit a bases-loaded walk-off double to score Ryan and Barber for the game winner over the Highlanders. Mutzig went 2-for-3 in the win with three runs batted in.
Barber was 3-for-3 with two runs as El Reno logged six base hits. Wahweah singled and scored.
Holdcraft got the win after allowing four runs off five hits and two walks over four innings, striking out three batters.
El Reno 5, Putnam City 4
Raelyn Kouba hit a bases-loaded single to left field to plate Ryan for the game-winning score in the bottom of the sixth inning.
El Reno had a tourney-high nine hits in the win over the Class 6A Pirates as Ryan logged a triple and Houston a double. Barber was 2-for-3 with a run scored, while Mutzig added two base hits and an RBI.
Hunt singled along with Jayci Hicks.
Webster went the full six innings with a line of seven hits, four runs, three walks and two strikeouts.