Oologah shuts out Piedmont for Class 4A title

Mustangs silence Piedmont offense in completion of suspended game.
By Cassie Gage, For The Oklahoman Published: October 15, 2012
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photo - Wearing championship medals they just received, Oologah players celebrate while posing for their commemorative team photo after the game. From left are seniors Ally Nall and Randye Sharp and junior Jennifer Hertel. Class 4A high school championship softball game between Oologah and Piedmont at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2012.  Oologah won the game in the bottom of the sixth inning when Baleigh Hamilton scored the winning run on a hit by Alex Edinger, allowing them to claim the victory by virtue of the the run rule, defeating Piedmont,  10-0.    Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
Wearing championship medals they just received, Oologah players celebrate while posing for their commemorative team photo after the game. From left are seniors Ally Nall and Randye Sharp and junior Jennifer Hertel. Class 4A high school championship softball game between Oologah and Piedmont at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2012. Oologah won the game in the bottom of the sixth inning when Baleigh Hamilton scored the winning run on a hit by Alex Edinger, allowing them to claim the victory by virtue of the the run rule, defeating Piedmont, 10-0. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

Oologah halted one of the state tournament's most potent offenses Monday afternoon, blanking Piedmont 10-0 in six innings in the 4A title game. The Mustangs' first four hitters combined to hit 8 for 13 and reached 12 of a possible 17 times during game. The quartet had one triple, one double, six singles, two walks and two hit by pitches.

“We've been dreaming about this all season, said Oologah coach Andrea Vaughn. “We've been talking about this all season and for it to finally become reality is a little surreal.”

Alex Edinger led the offense, going 4 for 5 with two runs scored. Edinger's lone run driven in was the final run of the game that forced the run rule. Hunter Jeffs struck out eight and kept the Wildcats off the scoreboard. Entering the game, Piedmont had scored 29 runs in two games at the state tournament.

“It's huge,” Vaughn said regarding her one through four hitters. “They show great leadership. We know if we can get just one of them on, it's going to be a threat. They did a good job of that today.”

The Mustangs had a 3-0 lead when play was suspended on Saturday and wasted no time tacking on more runs, scoring four in the bottom of the fourth, the first inning of play following the suspension.


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