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High schools: Moore blanks Jenks, Jennifer White returns to state tournament with Tuttle

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by Ed Godfrey Published: October 11, 2012
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photo - Jenks catcher Audrey Estes tries to tag Moore's Hannah Lynch at home during the 2012 State Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at ASA Hall of Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla.  Lynch was safe.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Jenks catcher Audrey Estes tries to tag Moore's Hannah Lynch at home during the 2012 State Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at ASA Hall of Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla. Lynch was safe. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

MOORE'S LYNN SHUTS OUT JENKS

Junior pitcher Jenna Lynn struck out nine and allowed just three hits to lead Moore past Jenks, 5-0, Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

“I threw a lot of off-speed and kept them off balance,” Lynn said. “That's pretty much what kept me in the game, that and my screwball. Those are my bread and butter.”

Moore coach Stephanie Riley said as Lynn goes, so does the Lions.

“Jenna Lynn is definitely our catalyst,” Riley said. “When she is on, everything good happens.”

Lynn's older sister, Katie Lynn, pitched Moore to a state championship in 2008.

“I pretty much learned all my pitching from her,” Lynn said. “She taught me all my spin. By growing up watching her, I kind of already knew the game before I played it.”

WHITE GETS FIRST STATE TOURNEY WIN AS A COACH

It was a successful return to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium for Tuttle coach Jennifer White.

When Jerry Bates stepped down three weeks ago as Tuttle's coach, White was promoted from the junior high program to become the head coach.

White, sister of Heisman Trophy winner Jason White, was a two-time high school All-American at Tuttle and was a member of three state championship teams.

In her first game in the state tournament as a head coach, her Tigers defeated Purcell, 3-1.

“It is really a different feeling,” White said. “As a coach, I think you are just proud of the girls.”

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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