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Softball opens with nine wins in week one

Millerettes finish second in Broken Arrow Gold Tournament

The Yukon softball team played 10 games in the opening week of the 2016 regular season and won 90 percent of them to start the new year 9-1.

The Millerettes played four district games and six tournament games with all 10 games being played in the Tulsa metro area.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the start to the season that we had last week,” Yukon coach Katy Hoke said. “Losing that last game in Broken Arrow against Owasso leaves a little bit of a sour taste in our mouth, but overall, I am proud of the way the girls competed and how well they played. We are hitting the ball extremely well right now.”

Yukon opened the regular season with a district double-header at Jenks on August 9 and despite having to deal with an hour-and-a-half lightning delay, YHS swept the Lady Trojans with scores of 9-6 and 12-3. Breeley Webb and Bre Johnson pitched in both games for the Millerettes.

Yukon traveled back home after the two victories against Jenks and didn’t arrive until 1 a.m. because of the weather delay. Two days later, the Millerettes headed back up to the Tulsa metro area to take on another district opponent in Sapulpa on Thursday evening.

YHS completed their second sweep of the 2016 season with 11-1 and 19-5 wins over the Lady Chieftains to improve to 4-0 on the season and in the district. Johnson pitched in game one of the double-header and Rilee Yell was in the circle for game two.

Yukon then traveled across Tulsa and stayed the night before starting play in the Broken Arrow Gold Tournament on Friday.

The Millerettes started the tournament 5-0 with wins over Hilldale 9-5, Deer Creek 14-3, Berry Hill 10-0, Westmoore 6-0 and Midwest City 14-2. Yell pitched against Hilldale and Midwest City with Johnson getting the nod against Deer Creek, Berry Hill and Westmoore.

In the championship game of the Broken Arrow tournament, Yukon took on Owasso. The Millerettes suffered their first loss of the season at hands of the Lady Rams 4-0. Johnson took the loss in the game.

“We played hard against Owasso, but we made a few costly errors in the game and that hurt us in the end. We will learn from it and be better down the road. We played a lot of games in a short number of days, so I am very pleased with the start we have had. Now, we just have to keep working hard and build on it.”

Yukon hosted Bixby on Tuesday afternoon at Yukon High School in their home opener and they will travel to Norman for 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. double-header.

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s results will be in the Saturday Yukon Review.

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