|08/20/18 - |
TISHOMINGO — The Ada High softball team advanced to today’s semifinals at the Tishomingo Tournament with a pair of wins on Thursday.
Ada opened tournament play with a 15-0 shellacking of Milburn before holding off Wapanucka 7-6 in a winner’s-bracket contest/
The Lady Cougars improved to 3-4 with the two victories. Ada meets host Tishomingo at 2:30 p.m. today in a semifinal contest. The Lady Indians (6-1) advanced with a 12-0 win over Durant JV in a winner’s-bracket game.
“It was big for us,” said Ada head coach Taylor Canida-Henry. “The biggest thing I preach to them is be tough and fight, and they’re playing that way. They’re buying into that.”
Ada 15, Milburn 0
Ada junior pitcher Alyssa Colongo threw three perfect innings for the Cougars, retiring all nine batters she faced. She finished with six strikeouts.
“Colongo just came out great. She really hit her spots,” Canida-Henry said.
Makenzie Marion, Dixie Redman and Kaley Watkins all had two hits apiece for the Lady Cougars, while Daryn Allison finished 1-for-2.
Ada led just 2-0 before erupting for 13 runs in the top of the third inning.
“We started off a little slow with our hitting, but in the third inning, we got going. Most of those runs were with two outs,” Canida said. “We just started hitting. They’re adjusting during their at-bats and they’re fighting. They’re not giving up. They’re playing tough.”
Ada 7, Wapanucka 6
The Lady Cougars trailed 5-1 before scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to knot the score at 5-5.
The Lady Indians scored a single run in the top of the seventh, but Ada responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning to snatch the win. Junior Torri Bray delivered a walk-off base hit to end the game.
Colungo had another strong outing on the bump, finishing with 10 strikeouts.
Freshman Amaya Frizell and junior Torri Bray had two hits apiece to lead the Ada offense, while Makenzie Marion and Avery Brown both contributed a hit for the Lady Cougars.