Despite a 2-1 loss to Oologah in the Class 4A semifinals, Tuttle softball coach Jenn White was happy to get a chance to coach her alma mater in the playoffs.
Jerry Bates stepped down as coach of the Tigers three weeks ago, and White was promoted from the middle school ranks. White was a two-time All American at Tuttle and part of Tuttle's three championship teams from 1994-96.
“I love it, I love coaching,” White said. “Was it a dream? I don't know. I never thought I'd be coaching back in the day and here I am, coaching. But this is the best part. I got to come in, in playoffs. This is the best part of the season. So as far as that, I'm real happy. Didn't expect it but I'm happy. I had a great time.”
White was asked if there had been any discussion to whether or not she would return. She said it's still up in the air.
MOORE RIDES BIG SIXTH INNING
Moore used three sixth-inning runs to advance to the Class 6A final, defeating Broken Arrow 3-0.
Sophomore Kristen Prieto and seniors Jazmine White and Qiana Harrison were the offensive heroes for the Lions, while Jenna Lynn struck out five in the shutout.
“What we did was, just kind of kept moving the ball around," Moore coach Stephanie Riley said. “Jenna Lynn, she is definitely the pinnacle of our team. She does her job and she knows the offense is going to pull through for her. We just got base runners on. It ended up that Broken Arrow walked in the first run, then we kind of just kept putting the ball in play, putting the ball in play and the girls were ready and we ended up beating them 3-0.”