High school softball notebook: Berryhill gaining steam
BY JOSH HALEY World Correspondent
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
9/05/12 at 3:20 AM
After a 1-0 loss to Class 4A No. 2 Oologah last week, Class 4A No. 12 Berryhill rebounded to upset 6A No. 5 Sand Springs. Fueled by that momentum, the Maidens (15-6) swept the Dewey tournament, winning their four games by a combined score of 40-2.
"We are starting to play really well as a collective unit," said head coach Todd Henshaw.
Sophomore Creston Nuckolls (.517 average) and senior Ashley Williams (.470 average) lead Berryhill into this weekend's tournament hosted by Oklahoma University.
Eagles are soaring: Claremore Sequoyah has quietly put together a 13-4 record over the first month of the season to climb to No. 7 in the 4A rankings. The Eagles will get a chance to prove they are among 4A's elite when they travel to No. 2 Oologah on Thursday.
"We have solid hitters all through our lineup," said Sequoyah head coach Krystel Markwardt. "We just have to show up for the big game and compete."
Claremore gains experience in Colorado: The Zebras posted a 4-1 record en route to being crowned bracket champions in last weekend's Don McCall tournament in Colorado. Junior Stephanie Schivally led Claremore by going 7-for-14 at the plate with 6 RBIs and her first career home run.
"That was good for us to get those wins because we had struggled a bit prior to that," said Claremore head coach Jeff Faulconer.
Coweta star out for season: In just the fifth game of the season, Coweta senior Madison Vaughan shattered her ankle, bringing an abrupt end to her career.
Just hours before Vaughan went into surgery, her day was brightened as she was offered a scholarship to play at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.