Oologah-Talala scored three runs in the bottom of the first to lead Piedmont 3-0 in the Class 4A state championship game before play was halted in the bottom of the fourth inning due to the weather. The game resumes Monday at 2 p.m. at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
Alex Edinger led off the bottom of the first with a triple. Jayci Wang drew a walk and Taylor McElhaney reached after being hit by a pitch.
Piedmont starting pitcher Kassidy Scott was pulled after loading the bases and ended her day allowing the three runs on the one hit. Reliever Jamie Lowrie allowed a bases clearing double by Hunter Jeffs before retiring three straight batters.
Lowrie settled in, allowing just the two hits in three innings pitched. She gave up a single to Randye Sharp in the third and then retired five straight before the suspension.
Jeffs mastered her way through the first four innings, holding Piedmont to just two hits – a leadoff single from Emma Nelson and a single to Brittany White in the third. Jeffs registered six strikeouts before play was halted.
The Class 5A title game between Grove and Chickasha is set to start Monday at 4:30 p.m., with the 6A championship between Moore and Edmond North scheduled for 7 p.m.