Anadarko still wanted to play some ball yesterday after the Norman JV tourney was scrapped Tuesday so they invited Chickasha and Westmoore out for a three-way.

New Chick coach Bill Berry jumped at the chance to hit the field so he could finalize some more roster spots.

He is still getting to know his team and is still looking at different combinations of players to find the right mix. Three spots seem to be locked right now.

Sophomore pitcher Morgan Singleton, junior center fielder Deven Brandt and junior shortstop Jessica White had the day off but the rest of the team was suited up and out to make an impression. Berry started most of the younger and less experienced players against 6A Westmoore in the first matchup and dropped a 6-1 decision.

The hard-hitting Lady Jags, who hammered Anadarko in game one, picked up nine hits off Jennifer Osborn but four that led to runs should have been outs. She walked two, hit one, sailed one wild pitch and struck out eight.

LeAnne White got the only Chick hit to lead off the seventh but ended up being forced at third. Torri Holman reached on an infield error then later scored the lone Chick run on April Malone's ground ball to the right side of the field.

Carly Blasingame took the circle in game two and lost a tight one to the host Lady Warriors 4-3. The freshman gave up eleven hits, fanned five, walked two and hit one. She loaded the bases in both the second and third but worked her way out of trouble with the help of the defense.

White scored from third on a wild pitch in the visitors' third to tie things at one but the Warriors scored in the home half for a 2-1 lead.

'Darko picked up two insurance runs in the home sixth before left fielder Jessika Kulhanek made the defensive play of the day to end the inning. Kulhanek charged hard and laid out to grab a soft liner with the glove up and extended for the out.

The hustle play seemed to charge the Chicks up and they started playing with some emotion.

With the dugout finally on its feet and into it, White worked a one-out walk and immediately stole second. Holman singled and advanced to second as the defense worked to stop White at third.

Miranda Kell stood in and laid down her third perfect suicide squeeze in as many games to move the runners up sixty and the Chicks were within two. Destinee Foust's single to left scored Holman easily and Foust took second as the fielder bobbled the pickup.

Just like that, though, it was over. Paige Hightower hit the first pitch hard but got under it a little and flied out to left to end it.

The first week hasn't been kind to Berry and his Ladies. Tuesday night they lost the JV game at Harrah 4-0 in five innings and dropped a 3-2 varsity heartbreaker in nine frames.

Questions are being answered, however, and Berry is figuring out quickly who really wants to compete. He should know for sure on Sunday.

The entire team will play six games this weekend in Tuttle's annual tournament before getting back into conference play Monday at Guthrie. Today they'll face Elgin at 1:00 and Deer Creek at 5:30. Friday they'll play back-to-back at 7:00 (Dale) and 8:30 (Healdton). Saturday they'll face Tuttle's JV at 1:30 then finish up the qualifying rounds with Purcell at 5:00. All games are at Reaves Park in Norman in the central complex.


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