The Amber-Pocasset Lady Panthers trailed early in the title game of Ninnekah High School’s softball tournament, but that deficit went away quickly.
Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the second inning Saturday at the Chickasha Sports Complex, the Lady Panthers’ offense got going.
Am-Po scored eight runs in the inning and ended up taking the title with an 11-4 victory over the Boone-Apache Lady Warriors.
Am-Po went 4-0 in the tournament with wins over Rush Springs (12-0), Elmore City-Pernell (11-3) and Cyril (7-4) in its three games prior to the championship game.
Apache led 2-1 after the first inning and managed to add two runs in the top of the second. But after that half inning, Am-Po took complete control of the game.
With two runs already added to the scoreboard, Caton Muncy’s run-scoring hit tied the game at four runs apiece.
Devynn Harris had a strong performance at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Her single in the second drove in two runs to give Am-Po a 6-4 lead.
Taygan Graham and Bailey Kite drove in the final three runs of the inning to give the Lady Panthers a 9-4 lead. Kite had two RBIs for the Lady Panthers.
Just like they did in the second inning, Muncy and Harris drove in runs in the third inning with back-to-back base hits to complete the scoring for the Lady Panthers. Muncy went 2-for-4 for the Lady Panthers, finishing the game with two RBIs.
Am-Po also got some big plays from its defense. Caleigh Jeffries took away a base hit with a tough grab in the outfield.
The Lady Panthers entered Monday with a record of 12-1, having won six games in a row heading back to district play against Stratford.