(Cushing, Oklahoma)   Fresh off of their sweep of the Cushing Fall Classic, the lady tigers traveled to Cleveland Oklahoma last Monday evening for a couple games of softball.  Tristyn Short wasted no time as she got the tigers on the board at Cleveland when she singled off the first pitch of the game and then scored on Lizzie Kennedy’s follow up double. The scored stayed at 1 to 0 thru 4 when Fabian Blankenship and Mariah Treat hit safely and scored on bloop singles by Jordan Baugus and Lizzie Kennedy to put Cushing up 3 to 0. The Cleveland lady tigers’ bats were silenced by Cushing’s hard throwing Megan Carrier as she struck out 12 and the Cushing defense held their Cleveland counterparts scoreless thru 7 innings as no red tiger crossed 2nd base. Cushing added 2 more runs in their half of the 6th as Blankenship and Treat again scored to make the final score Cushing 5 Cleveland 0.

    Thursday had the ladies traveling to Glenpool where their recent good fortunes turned sour. Stung by errors and sloppy play the tigers were ambushed by the Glenpool warriors. The game was halted in the fourth inning by lightening with the warriors holding a 4 to 1 edge. A decision as to if it will be made up will be made at a later date.

     Friday, August 17, had the lady tigers hosting their annual Fall Festival. Joining Cushing, this year were teams from Cleveland, Morris, Bristow, and Davenport, with each team getting in 2 games. Cushing opened with Cleveland at 4 pm in a rematch from earlier in the week. Again the tigers were foiled by their error prone play and the Cleveland tigers wreaked revenge from their loss Monday night and whipped the Cushing team 6 to 1. After regrouping in the shadows and waiting for Morris and Bristow to clear out, Cushing took on the lady bulldogs of Davenport to close out the festival. The tigers’ gallant efforts were led by senior pitching ace Megan Carrier as she turned in another great pitching effort in what would be a losing cause. Carrier whiffed 9 and kept the dawgs off balance thru 6 innings but with the game tied 1 to 1 with an expired time limit the game went into extra innings. The tiger defense once again succumbed to errors and allowed Davenport to plate 2 runs. Cushing managed to score 1 run in their half of the inning before falling to Davenport 3 to 2.

     Monday August 20, the lady tigers traveled to Mannford to challenge the lady pirates, with the first pitch being tossed at 5 pm. Unfortunately for the tigers, the Mannford pirates took the game.

Later in the week the tigers will travel to Oktaha, Oklahoma where they will participate in a 3 day tournament.