The Fightin' Chicks are getting a lot of mileage out of their fourth and fifth batting spots.
Catcher Tresjon Davis and third baseman Brock Henderson led the offensive effort that produced a 9-1 win in Chickasha's first game of a double-header against Ardmore on Tuesday. Both hit 2-for-4, Davis with a pair of RBI and Henderson with four of them as Chickasha steadied into their seventh district win of the season.
Chickasha started much like they finished the first game, although it may have taken them longer to get to that point. Brooks Bush reached on an error before he and Derek Sullivan were nearly caught on a double play. The throw at second went awry, and later both runners would score.
Tresjon Davis’ first of two RBI-singles followed Cade Morris’ RBI double. A sacrifice fly from Brock Henderson brought Morris in, and by the end of one it was already 3-0. It looked a tough prospect for Ardmore, but they held on.
The Tigers had a chance to immediately answer back. Rontre Burkhalter sent a shot up the middle for a single, and his speed did the talking the rest of the way. He took second, but the Fightin’ Chicks were much wiser the second time around. Burkhalter must have started his jaunt to third too early, because he caught the eye of pitcher Braden Belden who turned mid windup to catch him for the third out.
Ardmore had two left on in the third but finally struck in the fourth. It was Burkhalter again, this time bringing in Clay Atwood on a sacrifice fly to left. Chickasha responded with two runs of their own after Braden Belden’s leadoff single. Sullivan’s RBI single was followed up by Morris’ sacrifice fly for his second RBI of the afternoon.