On Aug. 12, the Lady Bombers traveled to Weatherford taking on the Lady Eagles for the first round of tournament play in the I-40 Classic.
In the top of the first inning, Lady Bomber Porsha Rodriguez, hit a double with two RBI’s, driving Angelie Zuniga and Kristian Combs home bringing the score to 3-0 with Rodriguez scoring in the bottom of the first.
The Weatherford Lady Eagles came back to tie up the game 3-3 in the first inning. The Lady Bomber bats were silent the rest of the game with Weatherford scoring two more runs in the second inning, and five runs in the third, winning the game 10-3 in the first round of tournament play.
Later in the day, the Lady Bombers faced the Clinton Lady Red Tornadoes for the second game of the day. Again, the Lady Bombers started off with an early lead of 1-0 in the top of the first, with Anglie Zuniga scoring the first run for the Lady Bombers.
In the bottom of the first, the Lady Red Tornadoes came out with bats blazing, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first, making the score 4-1.
The Lady Bombers come back in the top of the third inning scoring seven runs and holding the Lady Red Tornadoes to only one run the rest of the game, beating them 8-5 in the second game of the tournament.
The Lady Bombers advanced to the third round against Navajo in the final game of the day for the first round of tournament play.
The Lady Bombers had no problem handling the Lady Indians after the second inning scoring four more runs in the top of the fourth with a score of 8-4, ending the game and advancing the Lady Bombers.
The Lady Bombers returned to Weatherford at 11 a.m. to take on the Burns Flatt/Dill City Lady Eagles. Leading the Bombers to a win, pitcher Kassidy Randall, went on to have nine strike outs against the Lady Eagles, making the game a close one with the Bombers scoring one run by Emily Noack in the top of the third inning. The Lady Bombers held them and won the game with 1-0 and advanced in tournament play.
With no time to rest, the Lady Bombers put on another impressive win over Merritt Lady Oilers, with a score of 7-4.
In the first inning, the Lady Bombers scored two runs to start off the game. The Lady Bombers scored five more runs in the top of the fourth inning to make the score 7-4, holding the Lady Oilers to only four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
With a final score of 7-4, the Lady Bombers advanced to the third game of the day against the Chisholm Lady Longhorns.
Another close game for the Lady Bombers against the Lady Longhorns came again with no rest for the Lady Bombers. The Lady Bombers took an early lead in the top of the first with Porsha Rodriguez and Makenzie Challacombe scoring two runs holding the Lady Longhorns to only one run in the bottom of the first.
The game was called for time limit with the score at 2-1. The Lady Longhorns’ coaches contested the start time of the game so the umpire allowed another inning. The Lady Bombers scored three more runs and held the Lady Longhorns to no runs.
The game ended with Lady Bombers taking another win with a score of 5-1.
The Lady Bombers continued to play with no rest against the Hydro/Eakley Lady Bobcats in the final game of the tournament for the Lady Bombers.
The Lady Bombers fell short to the Lady Bobcats, but not without a hard fought came. The Lady Bobcats took a commanding lead in the top of the first inning, scoring four runs and holding the Lady Bombers to zero runs in the bottom of the first inning.
The Lady Bobcats came back and scored two more runs in the top of the second inning and hold the Lady Bombers to only two runs for the rest of the game. The Lady Bobcats cover came the Lady bombers for a score of 8-2 in the final inning.
The Lady Bombers fought hard and showed great pride throughout the tournament. There were 18 teams to start the I-40 Classic and the Lady Bombers were in the top four teams to end the tournament.
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