Bartlesville downs Lady Huskies

Mike Tupa
Journal-Capital

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.