STATE SOFTBALL CAPSULES
Tahlequah Sequoyah Indians
State titles: 1 (2018)
Notes: The Indians won their first fastpitch state championship last year by outscoring Pocola, Tishomingo and Washington by a combined 22-5 at the state tournament. … Tahlequah Sequoyah hasn’t lost since Sept. 7, a 3-1 setback against Tishomingo at the Silo tournament. … Amiah Galcatcher is the team’s leading hitter with a .523 batting average, nine home runs and 53 RBIs. Lexy Keys is hitting .505 with 35 RBIs and 26 stolen bases. Senior pitcher Madi Joice has a 1.38 ERA with 124 strikeouts in 121 innings.
State titles: 7 (1984-1986, ’88, ’90, ’91, ’94)
Notes: The Bulldoggers knocked off Henryetta and Valliant (twice) to win a regional championship and claim a spot at state for the first time since 2003. Dewey won those three games by a combined score of 33-18. … Dewey’s top offensive threats are junior second baseman Tristan Hinkle (.874 slugging percentage, 44 runs, 38 RBIs, 21 extra-base hits and 23 stolen bases) and sophomore center fielder Gabby Higbee (.624 batting average, 1.086 slugging percentage, 45 RBIs, 18 doubles, seven homers and 44 stolen bases).
State titles: 5 (1987, ’95, ’97, 2001, ’06)
Notes: The Warriors are back in the state tournament for the first time since 2008. … Adair needed five games during regional play to capture a state berth. Warriors beat Antlers and Morris and went 2-1 against Pocola, including two walkoff victories on the second day of the tournament. … Atleigh Branham was named District 3A-8 offensive player of the year with a .582 batting average with 10 homers, 14 doubles, 5 triples and 52 RBIs. ... Sidnie Dobbs leads Warriors pitchers with 23 wins. ... Sayge Vickrey, Jamie Moore and Kylie Burgess have combined for 87 RBIs.
State titles: None
Notes: A loss to Oklahoma Union on the first day of the regional forced the Tigers to win four games to earn a state tournament berth. Stroud defeated Oklahoma Union twice by a combined score of 15-11 on the second day of the tournament. … Pitcher Alyssa DeLeon and catcher Katlyn Hughey have been the team’s primary battery, with a 1.80 ERA and more than 20 wins.