|Ada Rallies Past Byng|
Brian Johnson – Small ball and the pitching of Morganne Freeman enabled the Ada Lady Cougars to go out on a winning note Tuesday night.
Behind a three-run, three-hit sixth inning and the four-hit pitching of Freeman, Ada closed out the 2016 season by claiming a 3-1 decision over the visiting Byng Lady Pirates in front of a Senior Night crowd.
The Lady Cougars end their season at 13-19.
|Lady Cougars Eliminated From Playoffs|
Jeff Cali: The host Plainview Lady Indians scored a run off an error in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge Ada 5-4 Thursday night in a District 4A-1 contest.|
The loss eliminated the Lady Cougars from playoff contention.
Ada fell to 12-19 overall and 4-6 in district play after consecutive one-run losses this week. The Lady Cougars dropped a 1-0 decision to Lone Grove on Monday in a game where the Lady Longhorns broke a scoreless tie with a run in the seventh inning.
Sulphur won the district with a 10-2 mark, Pauls Valley was next at 9-3, Plainview followed at 8-4 and Lone Grove secured the fourth and final playoff spot with a 7-5 record. Lone Grove earned a key 5-4 upset win over Pauls Valley that turned the Ada-Plainview contest into a must-win situation for the Lady Cougars.
|Lone Grove Slips Past Ada|
The Ada High softball team had scored 12 runs on 14 hits in a road win over Lone Grove last Thursday.
It looked like the Lady Cougars might pick up right where they left off when Morganne Freeman led off the bottom of the first inning Monday with a sharp single up the middle.
However, Ada shockingly didn’t get another hit the rest of the game in a puzzling 1-0 loss to Lone Grove on Pink Out Night at the Ada Softball Complex.
“For some reason, we scored 12 runs on this team three days ago and we couldn’t score any today,” said Ada head coach Pete Benes. “We did what we needed to do on defense. We pitched well, and we caught well. We just didn’t hit the ball as hard as we did a couple of days ago.”
|Cougs Surge Past Longhorns|
Brian Johnson – Triggered by a seven-run third inning, the Ada Lady Cougars pounded out 14 total hits and rolled to a 12-3 rout of host Lone Grove on Thursday.
It was a key district win for the Lady Cougars, who improved to 12-17 overall and 4-4 in District 4A-1 play. Ada is sitting alone in fourth place, while the Lady Longhorns fell to 16-11 and 4-5, a half game behind the Lady Cougars for the final playoff spot.
The two teams will do battle again at 5 p.m. Monday at the Ada High Softball Complex.
Five Ada players had multiple hits, led by Kaity Redman’s 3-for-4 effort with one RBI and two runs scored. All three of her hits went for doubles.
|Lady Cougar Softball|