Bill Berry's Lady Chicks also split their Friday night games in day two of Tuttle's Chisholm Trail Tournament at Reaves Park. Thursday they beat Deer Creek 6-3 and dropped a 2-0 decision to Elgin. Friday they beat Dale 9-2 then lost to Healdton 4-2.

Chick starter Carly Blasingame had some control problems in the top of the first, allowing Dale to score two runs before Morgan Singleton came on to put the fire out with a pair of strikeouts.

Singleton then helped her cause with a hard RBI single to right, scoring Destinee Foust, who had just doubled to center. Neither team could get any offense going until the Chick fourth, when they sent up eleven hitters to blow the game open.

Like in a few of their pre-season matchups, Chickasha needed a go-round to time the opposing pitcher then teed off. They scored eights runs on eight hits and two Dale errors before the game time expired with Paige Hightower on first and one out.

Hightower started the onslaught with a single that she legged out to second as right fielder Kaci Snyder bobbled the ball. Miranda Kell reached on an infield error and the Chicks were rolling.

Hightower scored on a passed ball, Jessika Kulhanek singled to left, Kayla Brosius bunted her way on and Deven Brandt squeezed Kulhanek in. Two-hole Torri Holman bunted her way on then Foust ripped a hard single up the middle to score her and Brandt.

April Malone came in to run for Foust and the substitution worked…Singleton ripped a double into center to drive Malone in then scored on Hightower's single to right-center.

The officials used the break in the action to call the game on the time limit in the middle of the fourth and Chickasha had a 9-2 win.

After a short break to re-do the infield, Chickasha squared off with Healdton and their luck changed.

Lady Bulldog pitcher Tara Branch had a perfect game going into the fourth, retiring ten Lady Chicks before Holman singled to left.

Healdton's Cheyenne Holt drove in two runs in the first with a single to right and Brittany Johnson drove one more in with a single up the middle in the top of the third.

Holt drove in her third run in the fourth and the Dogs were up by four runs before Holman got Chickasha's first hit.

Foust followed with a single to center but Amanda Harrell's strong arm cut Holman down at the plate trying to score. Foust advanced into scoring position on the throw home and got the Chicks' lone run when shortstop Marla Scott booted Singleton's hard ground ball. Neither team could get any offense going in the fifth and game time expired as the Chicks were going through their final at-bat.

Singleton threw for two innings then Jennifer Osborn came on in relief and went the rest of the way for Chickasha.

The Chicks will play two more on Saturday…Tuttle's JV at 1:00 and Purcell at 5:30.

We'll have these game reports in Monday's Express-Star.

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