Yukon softball impresses in Broken Arrow tournament

It didn’t take long for the Yukon softball team to right the ship after suffering a season-opening loss last week to Blanchard.

The Millerettes responded with a 5-1 performance in the two-day Broken Arrow tournament over the  weekend and took second place.

Following the tournament, Yukon had a record of 5-2.

The Millerettes beat tournament host Broken Arrow, Collinsville, Coweta, Bixby and Mannford to earn a right to play for the tournament championship against Southmoore. Yukon came up a little short in the title game and came home with the second-place trophy.

Broken Arrow

Yukon defeated Broken Arrow 3-2 to open the tournament. The Millerettes had three hits and two RBIs. Brooklin Mathers and Bre Johnson each had one hit and one RBI and Amanda Davis had one hit.

Johnson pitched all six innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits with three walks and one strike out.

The Tigers scored one run in the first inning and one run in the second inning before Yukon put up three runs in the third.

Collinsville

The Millerettes beat Collinsville 8-6 in their second game of the tournament. Yukon had eight hits and seven RBIs. Johnson and Jordan Schlarb each had two hits and one RBI. A.J. Rayburn had one hit and three RBIs. McKenna Johnson had one hit and one RBI. Hannah Hurtz and Ashlyn Bruce each had one hit and Annabelle Provence had one RBI.

Rayburn started the game in the circle and went three innings. She gave up four runs (three earned) on nine hits with two walks and one strike out.

Davis came into the game in relief of Rayburn and pitched two innings allowing two earned runs on three hits with no walks and one strike out.

Both teams were scoreless until the second inning when both scored one run. Collinsville scored one in the third and two in the fourth, but Yukon scored three in the fourth. Collinsville scored two more in the fifth, while the Millerettes put up four runs to close the game.

Yukon scored two runs in the first inning, three runs in the second, one in the third, three in fourth and six in the fifth.

Coweta

Yukon put a beat down on Coweta 15-0 in its third game. The Millerettes had 13 hits and 11 RBIs. McKenna Johnson had three hits and two RBIs. Schlarb had two hits and two RBIs. Davis and Rayburn each had two hits and one RBI. Mathers had one hit and two RBIs and Bruce, Bre Johnson and Gigi Vandelune each had one hit and one RBI.

Bre Johnson pitched five innings and allowed no runs, one five hits with no walks and one strike out.

Bixby

The Millerettes defeated Bixby 7-2 in their fourth game. Yukon had nine hits and seven RBIs. Bruce had two hits and four RBIs with one home run. Mathers had two hits and one RBI. Bre Johnson and Davis each had one hit and one RBI. McKenna Johnson had two hits and Hurtz had one hit.

Bre Johnson pitched five innings and allowed two earned runs on seven hits with no walks and no strike outs.

The Millerettes scored one run in the first inning, five runs in the second and one run in the third, while the Spartans scored two runs in the fifth.

Mannford

Yukon beat Mannford 5-2 in the semifinal round. The Millerettes had eight hits and five RBIs. Davis had two hits and one RBI. Hurtz, Mathers, Kyla Thompson and Rayburn each had one hit and one RBI and Kaylee Witt had two hits.

Davis pitched all six innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits with one walk and three strike outs.

Yukon scored two runs in the second inning and three runs in the fourth inning, while Mannford put up two runs in the sixth frame.

Southmoore

Yukon took on fellow west-side powerhouse Southmoore in the tournament finals and fell to 8-6 to the Sabercats. The Millerettes had nine hits and six RBIs. Hurts and Bre Johnson each had two hits and one RBI. Bruce had one hit and two RBIs. Davis had one hit and one RBI on one home run. McKenna Johnson had one and one RBI and Mathers and Rayburn each had one hit and one RBI.

Bre Johnson pitched all six innings and allowed seven runs (six earned) on five hits with one walk and one strike out.

The Millerettes scored one run in the second, third and fourth innings and three runs in the sixth, but Southmoore put up three runs in the third and five more in the sixth.

Yukon traveled to Lawton Monday and hosted Westmoore Tuesday. The Millerettes play at Edmond Santa Fe at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and compete in the Southmoore Festival Friday.

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