The Chickasha High School softball team won its first game of the season against Marlow at the Chisholm Trail Classic tournament in Mustang on Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Chicks won the game 2-1, and advance to 1-0 on the season. Chickasha didn't play its best game, but did just enough to get the victory. The game ended in the bottom of the fifth inning when it reached the one hour, fifteen minute time limit.
Head coach Dennis Furr was pleased with the end result, but not necessarily with how his team earned it.
"You come into the game playing really well, swinging the bat well, doing things right," Furr said. "But we kind of laid an egg that game. It wasn't necessarily as good as what you want."
Pitcher Kelsi Gore went 2-for-3 with one RBI. Gore's single in the third inning scored shortstop Brook Burns for Chickasha's first run of the game.
First baseman Madison Snyder went 1-for-2 with one RBI. Her single in the fourth inning drove in Tristin Watkins for what ended up being the game-winning run, putting Chickasha up 2-1.
Chickasha had no errors in the game. Marlow's only run of the contest came in the fourth inning on a wild pitch by Gore.
Furr said the team came out flat for the first game, but he wasn't quite sure why.
"I think we knew they were pretty good, we were just flat," Furr said. "We weren't ready to go. I don't understand, but we didn't play with a lot of energy.
Furr said he hoped the team would use the first game and build on it for a sharper performance against Bristow later that day.
The Lady Chicks will have plenty of chances to play well over the next few days. They have two games today and two games Saturday.
Chickasha will play Lone Grove today at 2:30 p.m. and then the Mustang junior varsity team at 7 p.m. on field 5 of Wild Horse Park in Mustang.