By Jeff Harrison
Carl Albert’s softball team beat Duncan on the road but struggled in their home tournament last week.
The Lady Titans pounded out 13 hits in a 9-1 win over Duncan on Sept. 8.
Bryce Atkins and Ragan Kelley each went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles. Abbey Rogers, Nia Long, Kaylee Davis, and Jocelyn Harjo each hit multiple hits in the game.
After a pair of scoreless innings, Carl Albert hung two on the board in the third. Davis singled in a run and Rogers reached on an error to bring in another run.
Carl Albert scored three runs in the final two innings to put the game away. In the sixth, Kelley hit a two-run double and later scored on a wild pitch. And in the seventh, Long, Harjo and Atkins each drove in a run with consecutive hits.
Pitcher Marissa Frolich allowed one run on three hits and struck out seven batters for the win.
The Lady Titans hosted the Carl Albert/Choctaw Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The first day took place at UCO due to wet weather and Carl Albert hosted games on Saturday.
They opened play with an 11-1 loss against Tuttle on Friday. Tuttle took an early lead and pulled away with a seven-run rally in the third. Harjo drove in the only run of the game with an RBI double in the fourth.
On Saturday morning, Carl Albert returned to action in a disappointing 7-4 loss to Mustang.
The Lady Titans grabbed a 4-3 lead in the top of the fifth on an RBI single by Long that scored Davis. But Mustang came back with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Sierra Selfridge scored two with a single to center, and Cassie Passwaters doubled two more for the 7-4 win.
Alexis Williams went 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs for Carl Albert.
Frolich allowed six earned runs on nine hits and two walks. She also went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double and an RBI. In the final game of the day, Carl Albert fell behind early and never recovered in a 12-2 loss to Stillwater.
Rogers and Long both went 1 for 2 at the plate with an RBI.