A two-run walk off homer by Kasedi Gobin gave the Lady Knights the championship in their Creek Festival Friday night.
Playing against the Coalgate Wolverines, the Lady Knights led most of the game until the seventh inning when a three-run Wolverine homer tied up the match. Just three batters later, Coalgate tied it up on a fly single scoring one run.champs
Facing extra innings, HHS sophomore Shelby Kilhoffer slammed a double to left then Gobin followed the same ball path with her home run.
Kilhoffer had parked the ball earlier in the game along with Kassidy Lee.
That win capped off two days of hard-fought softball with the Lady Knights dominating the field.
Henryetta started off with a 16-4 win over Prague then followed it up again in double digits winning 13-6 over Silo. They went into the championship round via an 11-1 shellacking against Preston.
"The girls played some solid ball the last two days," said coach Ryan Swallow. "We benefitted from different girls stepping up in different situations."
During the two days, henryetta posted eight home runs. Gobin had two homers in the Silo game while Kenleigh Miller and Katlyn Dwiggins each had one.
Kassedi Lee added a home run in the game with Prague.
Going the distance on the rubber for Henryetta was HHS senior Katelyn Dwiggins. "Our defense was really sound and was helped by Kats pitching. I believe she is one of the best in slow pitch in the state," Swallow added.
The tournament had to be moved to Henryetta after the fields at the Creek Nation complex were deemed too wet to play on.
It meant the tournament had to be played in two days instead of three, a schedule that was not favored by Swallow. "I didn't like ending on a Friday because that means we have to wait a couple of days before we get to play again."
Henryetta hosts Holdenville Monday then travels to Okemah Tuesday.