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Carl Albert softball maintains district lead

Carl Albert’s Kyli Reser waits in the batters box. Photo by Jeff Harrison

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

It didn’t take long for Carl Albert to recover from a tough loss on the diamond.

The Lady Titans dropped a non-district game against rival Piedmont on Sept. 13 but made up for it two days later with big win over Lawton Eisenhower to stay undefeated in district play.

Defensive mistakes hurt Carl Albert against Piedmont. The Lady Wildcats cashed in a few errors early in the game and led 7-0 after three innings.

The Lady Titans put runners aboard but struggled to bring them home. Marissa Frolich finally snapped their scoreless streak with a two-run homer in the fifth. Ausha Moore drove in a run in the seventh, but they couldn’t pull out a comeback.

Kaylee Davis hit a pair of doubles for Carl Albert. The team stranded seven runners in the game.

Frolich took the loss in the circle in six innings of work.

“Piedmont was a good challenge, and we had some defensive errors that did cost us early in the game and Piedmont capitalized on those,” said coach Dani Dobbs. “I think that it was a good game but there were definitely some things to tighten up overall.”

Carl Albert didn’t have any trouble getting the bats going last Thursday in a 12-1 win over Lawton Eisenhower. They scored in five of the seven innings and finished with 12 hits.

Shelby Rusche played a big part of that offensive frenzy. She went 3 for 5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs.

She got her team on the board in the top of the first inning when she doubled and scored on a passed ball. Frolich added an RBI double for a 2-0 lead. Shelby Rusche scored again in the third and hit a three-run blast in the fourth inning to cement the lead.

Moore, Frolich, Kyla Davenport and Brenna Choate had two hits apiece in the win.

Frolich recorded 11 strikeouts for the win in the circle.

Carl Albert also beat Mid-Del rival Del City 18-0 on Monday for senior night.

The Titans hit the road this week for a key district doubleheader with Altus on Tuesday. They travel to Duncan on Thursday and will compete in the Chickasha Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

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