The Pryor Times

September 4, 2013

Softball: Adair rides win streak into tourney

Chuck Porter
Sports Editor

VINITA, OK — The Adair Lady Warriors will take a four-game winning streak into the first round of the Coweta-Claremore Invitational Friday.

Adair (9-6) dropped Vinita 9-3 to go three games over .500, its best mark of the season.

Class 3A's No. 18 Lady Warriors will tackle host Claremore in their first of three opening day games at 10 a.m. Durant awaits at 1 p.m., and Class 4A No. 13 Claremore Sequoyah will take on AHS at 2:30 p.m.

Adair will be the smallest school in a tournament for the third time this year, including the rained-out Claremore Festival and Broken Arrow Tournament in mid-August.

No. 1 Hilldale rolls LG

LOCUST GROVE — After a 13-3 stomping at the hands of Adair Friday, life didn't get any easier for the Locust Grove Lady Pirates as Class 4A's top-ranked team, Hilldale, came to town Tuesday and left with a 15-0 win.

Hilldale has now outscored LG 23-0 on the season, including an 8-0 sweep Aug. 15.

Coach Kenny Helton's squad has lost six in a row to fall to 5-13. LG will face Inola and Salina in a doubleheader Saturday. The The Lady Pirates and Lady Longhorns will start at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 3:30 p.m. showdown in the softball edition of the Battle of 82.