hhs-ao The Lady Knights had to settle for fourth place at the Wetumka festival Saturday.
Henryetta lost the opener by a heart-breaking 8-6 score to Okemah then racked up four consecutive wins to get to the third place playoff Saturday.
Playing Okemah for the second time in the week, the Lady Knights were headed for a win with a 6-3 advantage in the seventh inning. A bases loaded home run turned the tide putting the Lady panthers ahead 7-6. Another run gave them the final 8-6 score.
The Lady Knights were trailing by three when Okemah scored on a flurry of RBIs in the first inning. Henryetta had narrowed that down to 3-1 when Alyssa Osterdock scored on a sacrifice fly by Mykaela Wallace.
There was no change until the fourth when Henryetta tied up the game with runs by Kamarie and Mykaela Wallace.
The tie was broken in the sixth with a bases loaded fly out by Haley Cook brought Osterdock home. Kendal Perez followed that up with a single to score Kamarie Wallace. An RBI by Maddie James scored Ally Flanary for a 6-3 Henryetta advantage. Watch the game with Okemah here.
softball-mykaela The seventh saw the Lady Panthers come back with their bases loaded homer that won the game.
The Lady Knights came back with a three-game winning streak, shutting out Sasakwa 11-0 then downing Wetumka 8-2 and capping off the night with a 10-7 win over Mason.
On Saturday, Heryetta strung together four runs in the first inning and one in the six to blank Bowlegs. That gave them a spot in the battle for third place against the Lady Red Devils from Prague.
Even though Osterdock opened the game up with a home run, Prague had already picked up three runs on RBIs in the first inning. An RBI single by Kendal Perez kept the Lady Knights in the running scoring Kamarie Wallace for a 3-2 difference.
Prague added three more runs in the second inning but Henryetta stayed in the fight with runs by Osterdock and Hanna Gouge.
Perez added another run in the third to put the Lady Knights trailing 6-5.
Henryetta tied it up at 6-6 with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning that scored Haley Cook.
Prague charged ahead with two runs in the bottom of the sixth, a homer in the seventh and RBI.
It looked as though Henryetta would pull it out in the bottom of the seventh.
Henryetta had Maddie James on first and Perez on second when Bailee Powders hit a high fly to center that was missed. When Prague tried to throw to third for an out, the ball went into the dugout that allowed Perez to score. Hanna Gouge got a hit to centerfield that brought James in for the run but two more outs left Henryetta behind 10-8.

Watch the Henryetta-Bowlegs game here

Video of the Henryetta-Prague game is here.