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.