|08/14/18 - |
One of the things new Ada High softball coach Taylor Canida-Henry wanted her team to do this season was put the past behind it.
Last Friday in Stratford, the Lady Cougars made sure a 28-game losing streak was history.
Ada erased an early 4-0 deficit by scoring eight runs in the top of the third inning and went on to secure a 12-4 run-rule victory over the Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady Cougars improved to 1-4 on the year, while Stratford slipped to 1-3.
“We played very well,” said an excited Canida-Henry. “We played great defense. They refused to lose. Saying I’m so proud of them is not doing it justice. They are fighting and playing tough.”
Ada collected a season-high 12 hits in the game, led by senior Madison Wilson, who finished 4-for-4. Freshman Amaya Frizell had three hits for the visitors, while Dixie Redman, Avery Brown and Kaley Watkins all contributed two hits apiece.
“Tonight, we got big hits when we needed them,” Canida-Henry said.
The Lady Cougars scored two runs in the fourth inning and added two more in the fifth to enable the run-rule.
AHS pitcher Alyssa Colungo allowed no runs and just three hits over three shutout inning to end the game.
“I’m so proud of her and how she battled,” Canida-Henry said.
Ada’s Monday matchup with Lone Grove was rained out. The Lady Cougars are at Pauls Valley at 5 p.m today, weather permitting.
Ada then competes in the Tishomingo Tournament, which begins Thursday.