By Brody Feldmann
The Broncos varsity softball team headed north last weekend to take on the best of the best in the state of Oklahoma at the Broken Arrow tournament. The Broncos brought home the silver on the weekend losing to Southmoore in the finals.
“It’s probably the toughest tournament of the season honestly,” said Head Coach Jamie Roberts.
To open the tournament Mustang defeated Jenks 13-3 behind many players multi hit game. The bats were awake early in the tournament for this game tallying 12 hits, eight RBI’s and 13 runs.
The RBI’s came from Mackenzie Donihoo, Zoe Jones, Kaitlyn Thomas which all had two while Kayla Mantooth and Kaytlin Peters added one each. Anna Hammer pitched all four innings giving up one hit, three runs, two of which were earned and collecting three strikeouts.
In the second game of the tournament the Broncos knocked off the 5A runner-ups Pryor 3-0. Hammer had the only two RBI’s of the game. Morrison scored the third run on a fielder’s choice from Karis Clark. Kylie Dodson threw all five shutout innings for the Broncos while picking up six strikeouts.
Clark came up big against Tulsa Union with a three run homerun in the fifth to give the Broncos the lead late which the Broncos would hold onto. The Broncos held on to win 5-3 in a back and forth game against the two teams. Dodson pitched all five innings giving up six hits, three runs, only one earned, one walk and two strikeouts.
Against Manford Hammer and Micaela Harcrow combined for a no hitter on the way to a Mustang 9-0 victory. Dodson and Hammer combined the next game against Tahlequah for a no hitter while the Broncos won 7-0 to open the second day of competition.
Southmoore defeated the Broncos 3-1 in the finals. Morrison and Mantooth were the only Broncos to connect with two base hits during the game. The lone RBI came off of the bat of Morrison which scored Donihoo. Dodson pitched all six innings giving up three hits, three runs but, not a single run was earned. She gave up three walks and struck out three as well during the finals.
“I was very proud of the girls all around this weekend,” said Coach Roberts.