The Chickasha High School softball team had a layoff of more than a week, but didn’t appear to feel the effects of any rust in a rout of the Altus Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday evening at Sharon Elkouri Field in Chickasha.
The Lady Chicks beat Altus 15-0, and advance to 12-4 this season. The Lady Bulldogs’ record dropped 8-11.
The junior varsity team also won in a shutout, earning a 7-0 victory behind Madison Snyder's pitching.
"They weren't really that strong of competition, but it's a district win so we'll take that," head coach Dennis Furr said.
Chickasha took control of the game early, scoring 10 runs in the first inning. The Lady Chicks added two runs in the second inning and three more in the third before the game was called after the top of the fourth.
"We got off to a good start," Furr said. "We had been not starting very well."
Amanda Bradford led the way for the Chickasha offense, going 3-for-3 with five RBIs and a run scored. Tawn Neidy went 1-for-2 with two RBIs.
Kieley Clift, Kelsi Gore, Tori Smith, Brooklin Burns, Snyder and Kelsee Lacefield all had RBIs.
Gore pitched against the Lady Bulldogs, and she had three strikeouts in the shutout win. She only allowed one hit, and the Chickasha defense had only one error.
Chickasha appears back on track after losing two games in the Hall of Fame tournament in Oklahoma City last week. The Lady Chicks have won their last two games a combined 25-0.
"I don't think that was a measure of what we were capable of doing," Furr said. "Those were two losses we didn't want to get, but we've had a week to prepare for this."
The Lady Chicks have a day off before a busy weekend at the OU Tournament, which begins Thursday and goes through Saturday. Chickasha has two games Thursday and Friday, with Thursday’s games start at 2 p.m. against Bethany and 3:45 p.m. against Westmoore.
"It's one of the top tournaments in Oklahoma, and there are a lot of good teams in our pool," Furr said. "There's only one team in our pool that might be a lower caliber team, the rest of us are pretty good."
Friday, the Lady Chicks will play at 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., against Red Oak and Community Christian, respectively.