In Class 2A, top-ranked Dale and No. 2 Savanna both won to set up a championship game matchup at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday.
Dale (37-1) moved on with an 11-3 semifinal win over Colbert (27-9). The Pirates struggled to get the bats going early, but pulled away after freshman Lacey Hood belted a three-run home run in the sixth inning to put the Pirates in front 6-3.
“Lacy has been one of our most consistent hitters all year,” said Dale coach Andy Powell. “She's come through for us all year and it didn't surprise me at all that she hit that home run. It was the right player up at the right time.”
Savanna (28-5) used a strong defensive performance and timely hitting to advance with a 3-2 win over Drumright.
After falling behind 2-1 in the third inning, the Bulldogs got an RBI double from senior Jordin Wilson to tie it in the fourth and took the lead as Wilson scored on a wild pitch later in the inning.
Senior pitcher Bryn Houlton retired the final six Drumright (26-8) hitters to finish off a complete game.
WASHINGTON HOLDS OFF MARLOW
Senior Allison Wells pitched out of bases-loaded jams in the fifth and sixth innings as Washington (24-8) held on to defeat Marlow 6-3.
“I think those situations make me focus harder,” Wells said. “I like to come in the dugout and tell everyone I knew what I was doing and I was just trying to make things exciting.”
Marlow (29-6) stranded eight runners in scoring position as it failed to come up with key hits against Wells and a solid Washington defense.
The Warriors move on to play Sequoyah Tahlequah in the Class 3A finals at 1:15 p.m.
HEALDTON OUTLASTS BINGER-ONEY
Sophomore Abbie Etter delivered a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 14th inning to lift Healdton to a 5-4 win over Binger-Oney.