Collinsville, Oklahoma
October 12, 2009
CHS Softball 5A Regional Champs
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Ted Wright -- last update 10/12/2009 (& 10/14) (SoftballRegional2Grove.html)

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Collinsville Needed Two Tries For Win Over Grove And Trip To State
Lost 1-2 In 1st Game
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The Collinsville Softball Lady Cardinals are 2009 5A Regional Champs and will be in Oklahoma City Thursday at the State Tournament. Grove evened the Regional with a 1-2 win in the 2nd day of play delayed over the weekend. The Cardinal Ladies shut out Grove 2-0 in the Monday final with Kylee Cole (right) pitching every inning.
Randi Gilmartin got a 2nd inning single in game 1.
Kylee Cole threw out this Grove runner on a bunt the 3rd inning of game 1 before Grove scored their only 2 runs of the day.with two outs on a single, double, single.
I'm using this game 1 mini-split photo as a poor substiture for a game 2 photo I wish I'd gotten: when Randi Gilmartin did a complete (flat on the ground) split for a critical out at first base. -- Ted
This Kristina Shearer toss to first base ended Grove's 4th inning (game 1).
Shortstop Lacie Cook (left) made this catch on a liner to start the 5th inning in game 1.
Centerfielder Marysa Trost (right) made one of her trademark running catches to rob a Grove hit in the 7th inning of game 1.
Kylee Cole (#7) looked ready to catch this 7th inning infield popup but the blurr coming from shortstop (Lacie Cook) made the catch.
Collinsville loaded the bases in the 7th inning of game 1 with the following sequemce: a Gilmore single, a Varner fielder's choice, Shearer reached on an error, Cole sacrificed the runners to 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs, and then an Alissa Wilson walk.
Shannon Driggers singled in Collinsville's only run in the 1st game with this swing in the 7th with the bases loaded. Lacie Cook followed and hit a hard liner to center which a Grove fielder tracked down to force game 2 Monday.
Collinsville started the 2nd game (as visitors) by loading the bases in the 1st inning before this liner off Randi Gilmartin's bat caused a double play. Lacie Cook (who had started in the game with a walk) scored on a passed ball for a 1-0 Cardinal lead.
No Play? -- after several throws across the infield and apparent errors and tag outs with the umps involved ... the umps then sent all the runners back and said it was a foul ball to start with in Grove's' half of the 3rd inning of game two. The next play was nearly as odd with a hit ball landing in front of the plate in fair territory and apparently hitting the bat which also landed there. Catcher Rachel Pitts fielded the ball but did not make a throw. The umps never gave a verbal explanation so I don't know what the call was. I just know no runs were scored. -- Ted
Kylee Cole pitched a shutout in the 2nd game and Collinsville added an insurance run in the 6th on a Gilmartin single (scoring Samantha Smith).
The Collinsville girls were thrilled to finally get the win they waited for since last Thursday.
Proud Parents Also ...
Just wanted to drop a quick note to let everyone know how proud we are of our LADY CARDS softball team. You guys were amazing today. A total team effort from the Freshman to the Seniors!!!!! And to my daughter......I want to say......I LOVE YOU -- Kenny Cole
I would like to know if I can get a copy of the picture you posted this evening of Kylee. It brought me to tears.
Thank YOU! -- Kim Cole
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