When Guthrie and Enid met up for the first ever slow-pitch softball game in Guthrie High School history earlier this month, the 30-20 Lady Jays win turn some heads. Well, more heads turned on Monday when the two teams met up for the first ever home slow-pitch game in Guthrie.
After the first win, head coach Booker Blakely said, “Although 30 runs won’t happen much, hopefully the wins and fun does.”
Well, how about 44 runs?
With a sixth inning walk-off grand slam from Addy Awbrey, Guthrie defeated Enid 44-36 in a game that saw winds gusting upwards of 40 mph.
Blakely sum the game up with a comparison to his favorite college football team.
“When the wind helps you feel like both Lincoln Riley and Mike Stoops at the same time,” Blakely said in a humorous social media post.
The Lady Jays erupted for 14 runs (two touchdowns, if you will) in both the fourth and sixth innings.
Guthrie finished with seven homeruns.
Eadie Jobe hit the first homerun, Abbie Eichler collected two blasts and of course the last one coming from Awbrey. Also going big fly was Ashlee Eichler, McKenna Tucker and Ryan Waters.
In homeruns alone, Guthrie collected 16 runs.
Jobe lead the team with five hits in five at bats while driving in five runs.
The Eichler sisters combined to drive in 15 runs.
Enid finished with 36 runs on 35 hits, while Guthrie finished with 44 runs on 29 hits in the six innings of play.
With the win, Guthrie improves to 11-3 on the season.
Up next, the Lady Jays host Putnam City for a double header beginning at 5 p.m.
Lady Jays take third at Hennessey Tournament
Guthrie suffered two of their three losses (Chisholm, 13-12, and Crescent 19-13) of the season so far in the tournament, but also collected five wins en route to a third place finish.
The five wins came against Okarche (12-9), Hennessey (12-2), Okarche (10-6), Dibble (14-5) and Chisholm (8-4).
There were plenty of individual highlights:
Ashlee Eicher – .680 avg 4 doubles, 2 HR, 10RBI, 16 R
Abbie Eichler – .667 avg, 4 doubles, 3HR, 18 RBI, 11 R
Addy Awbrey – .667 avg 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR 15 RBI, 9 R
McKenna Tucker – .632avg 5 doubles, 7 RBI, 5 R