The Chickasha High School baseball team opened up play in the Chickasha Tournament on Friday afternoon with a decisive victory over Piedmont.
The Fightin' Chicks won the game 10-3, and it was called after six innings.
Lane Smith started the game and went five innings on the mound, allowing only four hits and striking out four batters.
The team allowed three runs while he was on the mound, but the one in the first inning was unearned, due to an error.
Chickasha jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning, getting its first six batters on base on four singles, a walk and an error.
The only inning in which the Chicks did not score was the top of the fifth inning.
Nick Thomas started for Piedmont on the mound, but was knocked out of the game after recording only one out.
Dalton Egan came in and finished the rest of the game, but the damage had already been done and the Chicks did not relinquish the lead.
Chickasha plays Sterling at 9 a.m. Saturday and then Edmond Santa Fe at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, meaning a long day at Elliott field for the Fightin' Chicks.