The Mustang Broncos enter the week riding a four-game win streak, including a win over Ponca City and a double-header sweep over Muskogee.
The team’s two starters have been dominant over the last two weeks, including Amelia Mason (Jr.) who has allowed just 10 hits over her last four outings.
Third baseman Eden Anderson (Sr.) has been red hot at the dish, including 14 hits over the last five games. 10 of those hits came against the Wildcats and Roughers.
MUSTANG 10, PONCA CITY 0 / 5 INNINGS
Mason, who continued her dominance inside the circle last Tuesday, pitched a no-hitter to help fuel a 10-0 win over Ponca City (12-8, 4-3).
The junior starter needed just 51 pitches to put away the Wildcats, racking up five strikeouts with just one walk along the way.
Amelia Mason (Jr.) delivers a pitch during a game earlier this season at the Mustang Softball Complex. Mason tossed a no-hitter to help lead the Broncos to a 10-0 win over Ponca City last week. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)
The Broncos (8-5, 6-0) exploded at the plate, providing more than enough offense behind Mason’s no-no. The team racked up 17 hits, including multi-hit performances from four players. Every hitter who stepped to the plate recorded a knock.
Anderson, center fielder Kenzie Sessions (Sr.), first baseman Emerson Pegram (Sr.), and right fielder Shelby Bolden (Sr.) combined for 11 hits.
Sessions led the way, going 4-for-4 from the top of the lineup, scoring two runs while also stealing two bases. Anderson went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and two runs.
Pegram and Rowe each finished with two knocks. Pegram went 2-for-2 with two runs while Rowe finished 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Catcher Arionna McElroy (Sr.), shortstop Reese Poage (So.), extra hitters Rylann Beeson (So.) and Nyli Brown (Jr.), and left fielder Rylee Hannon (Sr.) all finished with one hit, including a double by McElroy and a triple by Poage.
GAME 1: MUSTANG 11, MUSKOGEE 1
The Broncos opened their district double dip against the Roughers with 11 runs on 16 hits and four Muskogee errors to remain unbeaten in District 6A-4 play.
Mustang teed off on the Rougher pitching staff. Six players finished with at least two hits, including extra-base knocks from Anderson, Poage, McElroy, and Lexi Kierstead (So.).
McElroy, a McNeese State-commit, smacked the game’s only homerun, a solo shot in the top of the seventh inning, capping her day at 2-for-5 with two RBI and three runs.
Anderson, Poage, and Hannon each finished with three hits, including a double from Anderson and a triple from Poage. Hannon also stole two bases.
Kierstead went 2-for-3 with a triple while Sessions went 2-for-4 with one run scored. Kierstead also finished with a sacrifice fly.
Mason picked up her third straight win, allowing just one earned run on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts. She has allowed just 10 hits over her last four starts.
GAME 2: MUSTANG 11, MUSKOGEE 0
Junior starter Aubree Hall tossed a one-hit shutout while the Broncos stayed hot at the plate in an 11-0 Game 2 win over the Roughers (7-9, 4-6).
Hall picked up where Mason left off, giving up just the one knock and three walks. She also racked up three strikeouts in the victory.
Shortstop Reese Poage (So.) fields a ball during a game earlier this season at the Mustang Softball Complex. Poage and the Broncos are riding a four-game win streak after defeating Ponca City and Muskogee (twice) last week. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)
Anderson led the way at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double and a triple, two RBI, and two runs. The star third baseman has gone 14-for-17 dating back to a 4-0 loss to Westmoore on Aug. 18.
Hannon, McElroy, Pegram, Sessions, Natalia Delgado (Jr.), and Madeline Rush (Jr.) each recorded one hit. McElroy and Pegram finished with one double apiece while Hannon and Delgado added triples.
The Broncos were also strong on the basepaths, stealing six bags. Kierstead stole two while Hannon, Rowe, Poage, and Lyla Nichols (So.) each nabbed one.
The Broncos continue district play Tuesday night at Midwest City (4-9, 1-5) before heading to Choctaw for the Choctaw Festival on Friday. The team returns home for a double header with Putnam City West (0-8, 0-5) on Sept. 12.