MARLOW — A 4-1 deficit was not too much for the Chickasha softball team to overcome.
Trailing 4-1 heading to the top of the sixth inning Tuesday in Marlow, the Lady Chicks scored the game’s final six runs to pick up a 7-4 win in 10 innings over the Marlow Lady Outlaws.
The Lady Chicks moved to 11-3 on the season and have not lost back-to-back games, moving to 3-0 in games following a loss.
In 10 innings of work, Allison Couch struck out four batters and held Marlow scoreless for the final five innings.
Three of Marlow’s four runs came from Jayleigh Totten. With the game tied at one run apiece in the bottom of the third inning, Totten’s first home run gave the Lady Outlaws a 3-1 lead.
Totten hit a solo blast in the fifth inning to score Marlow’s final run of the game and give the Lady Outlaws a 4-1 lead.
After threatening to score in the fifth, the Lady Chicks were able to get within one run in the sixth.
With two runners on base in the sixth inning, Lexi McElroy laid down a successful bunt. A Marlow error after the bunt resulted in two Chickasha runners crossing home plate to make the score 4-3 in favor of the Lady Outlaws.
The Lady Chicks found themselves down to their final out in the seventh inning with Valerie Inghram stepping up to the plate. Like she did multiple times before her at-bat in the seventh, Inghram delivered.
Inghram’s base hit tied the game at four runs apiece and kept the Lady Chicks alive in the game. She went 4-for-5 at the plate with her one RBI.
In the top of the 10th inning, Leighanne Eaton laid down a bunt that resulted in the go-ahead run crossing the plate. Couch helped her own cause, driving in two insurance runs with a double to give Chickasha a 7-4 lead over its opponent.
Couch started the game with two strikeouts in a row and finished the game with a tough catch.
Couch’s tough catch was not the only big defensive play made by the Lady Chicks in the victory. Chickasha completed multiple double plays in the win, including Rylie Weber’s tough grab and double play in the fourth inning.
Gracie Weber was Chickasha’s only other player with multiple hits in the win. She had Chickasha’s first hit of the game and went 3-for-5 at the plate.