Bartlesville downs Lady Huskies

Mike Tupa

Caroline Pattison and Maggie Largess made the most of their final Senior Night appearance at the Bartlesville High School softball field.

The senior pitching battery — Pattison in the circle, Largess as her receiver — combined for a two-hit shutout of the visiting Pawhuska High School Lady Huskies.

Pattison needed only 60 pitches to sculpt the ball-snapping classic. She didn’t allow a walk and fanned nine Lady Huskie batters in the run-rule shortened five-inning contest.

Not that Pawhuska didn’t scrap and battle from opening pitch to final out.

But, the Lady Bruins proved unstoppable in all phases of the game.

Six-hole hitter Zoie Graham — also a senior — slammed two singles and drove in four runs to energize Bartlesville’s offensive assault.

Logan Cates added a triple and two RBI’s; Kyle White also plated two runs.

When they weren’t getting hits, the Lady Bruins displayed a sharp eye, drawing 10 walks.

Tatyana Curry and Teysiah Williams each ripped a single for the Lady Huskies, who threatened at times to break up the shutout.

Alyssa Reynolds also put down a sacrifice bunt to fuel the Pawhuska effort.

The Lady Huskies made rumbling noises early.

Curry led off the game by rapping a bunt single and advanced to third on a Reynolds’ sacrifice.

Just like that, Pawhuska boasted a runner on third and one out. But, Pattison bore down to strikeout the next batter and get the following hitter to ground out.

Bartlesville appeared ready for a major uprising in the bottom of the first when Allyson Tiller and Jaycee Hampton led off with back-to-back bunt singles.

But, Tiller was thrown out by Pawhuska catcher Nevaeh Taylor trying to steal third and the Pawhuska pitcher retired the next two batters — on a strikeout and line-out to center fielder Curry, who made a running catch — to hold Bartlesville to a goose-egg.

However, Bartlesville let it all go in the second inning to score 10 runs and end all doubt.