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Softball splits two-game set on Tuesday, headed to Norman for OU tourney this weekend

Millerettes fall to Sand Springs but rebound with win over Norman

The Yukon softball team didn’t play a game for almost a week when they took the field on Tuesday afternoon against Sand Springs at home.

The game was a make-up game with the Lady Sandites that was originally supposed to be played last week but due to inclement weather, the contest was postponed.

The Millerettes struggled in their first game back from the Labor Day holiday. Sand Springs put a stinger on Yukon beating them 9-1 dropping their record 17-3 on the season and more importantly, handing YHS their first district loss of the year.

“We struggled both defensively and offensively,” Yukon coach Katy Hoke said. “We were way too relaxed before the game and weren’t ready to play and it showed.”

Breeley Webb pitched for Yukon and took the loss in the circle.

The Millerettes turned around just several hours later and hosted Norman in a game that was already scheduled for that day. Yukon responded well after the loss earlier in the afternoon and defeated the Lady Tigers 6-2 to improve their record to 18-3 overall heading into the weekend.

“We had much better execution in the Norman game,” Hoke said. “We still didn’t play great, but we made things happen and found a way to win.”

Bre Johnson got the win in the circle for YHS against Norman.

Yukon is competing in the OU Tournament this weekend, which began on Thursday and will conclude today in Norman. The Millerettes will see some stiff competition from the smaller school ranks in the three-day event.

“The OU Tournament will provide good competition,” Hoke said. “We will see some smaller schools, but they are some of the best small schools in the state, so we are going to have to be ready to play. One thing we need to improve on is playing our game and playing to our capability instead of playing to the level of our competition. If we would focus on us and play how we know we can play, we can beat anyone.”

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