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In State Toutnament in Oklahoma City
Cards Drop Close Game to Deer Creek
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I had about 50 photos of the Lady Cards hard fought game with Deer Creek, but
they are lost on my computer's crashed hard drive. -- Ted 10/11
Very Close Contest
Deer Creek Ends Lady Card's
Season In 0-1 Loss
Collinsville started off the fourth
inning offensively with a double to the wall by Kelli Dunagan. Randon Powell
reached base when Deer Creek's shortstop muffed a catch. The next three batters
couldn't reach base, and a scoring opportunity was lost.
In the fifth inning, Deer
Creek's lead off hitter drew a walk. A series of bunts and fielder's choices
followed which yielded the game's only score.
In the bottom of the seventh
(Collinsville's last chance) the Lady Cards came as close as you can to scoring
but couldn't tie it up. Collinsville's lead off hitter, Biscuit Austin, was
safe at first on a close play. The first out came on a strikeout. Mandy Clark
then stayed alive fouling off several before dropping a hit just over the
second baseman. The Collinsville runners advanced on a stray pitch leaving
runners at 2nd and 3rd with one out. Lindsey Schultheiss' bunt sent the Collinsville
runner to the plate where she was tagged just before the ball rolled out of
the Deer Creek catcher's mitt. The umpired ruled it out number two instead
of the tieing run, saying the ball was held just long enough. With two outs
and runners on 1st and 3rd, the final batter could not connect and went down
Their season ends with
the Collinsville Lady Cards among the top four 4A teams in the State.
had defeated Skiatook on Thursday and was facing Cushing in the game that followed
the Collinsville game on Friday.
I don't know the results yet from Saturday's finals matchup.
10/12 Update: According to the Tulsa World, Edmond Deer Creek beat
Anadarko 5-1 for the 4A State Title.
See Submitted Photos Below
photos were submitted by Teri Dunagan 10/17/2003. They were taken by Williams
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Cards pitcher Kelli Dunagan works to the plate with a Deer Creek runner on first.
catcher 'Biscuit' Austin is ready for the throw, but it arrived too late to
stop the only run of game (scored by Deer Creek).