Eventual champs rally past Heavener

SHAWNEE – Broken Bow scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Heavener, 12-11, in the semifinals of the Class 5A slow pitch softball state tournament Wednesday.

Broken Bow, ranked No. 1, wound up defeating Tecumseh in the championship game.

But the Lady Savages had to rally against Heavener just to make it to the finals. The Lady Wolves had taken an 11-8 lead in the top of the sixth inning on a 3-run homer by Cayleigh McGee.

The final three runs for Broken Bow came with two outs.

Heavener, which finished 30-9, got two home runs and a double by Destiny McGee as she went 3-3 with four RBI and two runs, Cayleigh McGee homered and was 3-4 with three RBI and two runs, Paige Crase also homered and had a 3-4 game with two RBI and a run, Morgan Smith finished 3-4, Marina Garcia had a 3-3 game with a run and Rayannah Ward homered and went 2-4 with two RBI and two runs.

Broken Bow 12, Heavener 11

HHS 4 1 0 3 0 3 0—11 19 4

BHS 0 5 1 1 0 0 4—12 14 0

In the earlier game, Heavener and North Rock Creek were tied at 14 with the bases loaded and two outs when Cayleigh McGee hit a grand slam home run to give the Lady Wolves the win in a game they trailed 8-1 at one time.

Cayleigh McGee homered three times, including the grand slam, and was 3-5 with nine RBI and three runs, Destiny McGee homered and doubled and went 3-5 with a RBI and a run, Ward homered and finished 3-5 with three runs and a RBI, Kinley Brand homered and doubled twice while going 3-4 with two RBI and two runs, Morgan Smith went 3-4 with three runs and two RBI, Crase homered and had a 2-4 outing with a RBI and a run, Haley Dean was 2-4 with a run and Ava Cartwright doubled in a 1-4 game with a run.

Heavener loses three seniors in Destiny McGee, Ward and Dean.

Heavener 18, North Rock Creek 14

NHS 3 4 1 1 0 3 2—14 13 4

HHS 1 0 1 4 6 2 4—18 22 1

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