For many people Monday is a tough day to start the week.
The Henryetta Lady Knights had a great day but made it tough for five area teams when they kept their perfect season alive and jumped a level in state ranks.
Playing at the Claude Cox Omniplex ball fields, Henryetta scored a total of 59 runs and allowed only 16 against them in the five conference tournament games.
First up was the 11-1 victory against Kellyville. Henryetta picked up nine runs in the first then two more in the fourth. The Ponies were given a run in the second inning but that is all they could muster.
With just a few minutes of rest, Henryetta charged back to take a 12-6 win over Preston. Avery Miller drove in five of those runs on three hits for the Lady Knights. That included a home run in the opening inning. They picked up one in the second, three more in the fourth then finished out with four runs in the fifth and two in the sixth.
Preston scored the Pirates’ first run in the fourth on a fly single to center. Back to back RBI doubles gave Preston the most runs in the seventh inning but it was too late.
Jaylyn Joslin had a four RBI day in the game with Kiefer as Henryetta chalked up a 13-1 win.
Henryetta had four runs in the first, three more in the second, five in the third then a final run in the fourth inning for the win.
Against Morris, the Lady Knights racked up 12 hits and allowed only six for the 12-2 win. It was RBI time for Henryetta with Kassedi Gobin and Kassidy Lee providing three each while Shelby Kilhoffer added two McKayla Greenhaw, Brooklyn Baughman, Shannon Corkerin and Jaylyn Joslin all had one RBI each.
The lone spark of good news for the Lady Eagles was the fourth inning home run.
For two innings it appeared as though the winning streak would end when Henryetta met Eufaula in the nightcap.
The Ironheads were up 3-1 going into the third inning when Avery Miller put three runs on the board with her home run to left field.
Four RBI hits by Miller, Kilhoffer and Gobin in the fourth started the push to the win followed by two more in the fifth and one in the sixth to give Henryetta the 11-3 win.
That winning series set the Henryetta record at 15 wins and no losses this season. It also jumped HHS up a notch in the 4A ranks putting them in second behind Dale.
“It was a great day for our girls,” said coach Ryan Swallow. “We wanted the wins and went after them.”

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