OKLAHOMA CITY —
Little Axe pushed the game’s only run across in its half of the sixth inning, when Reagan McDoulett led off with a walk, Aubree Branch struck out and Cassidy Clark moved McDoulett to second base with a ground out. Next up Callie Brophy hit a hard shot through Washington second baseman Brittany Ball. McDoulett came around to score, leaving Frazier three outs from victory.
Earlier, Little Axe survived its only mishap in the field when Lampkin lifted a fly ball down the right field line that Indian right fielder Savannah Hall could only put a glove on, yet could not corral. Similar to what would happen two innings later, Frazier responded by striking out Winchester, giving Stevens a free pass and then Busby on a fly ball and Tymber Howard on a soft liner.
Washington pitcher Kailee Orr was very good, only three hits and striking out six. Frazier just had a few more answers.
“She’s been throwing harder lately and her ball hadn’t really been moving,” said McDoulett, Frazier’s catcher. “We talked about it and worked it out. She was really good today.”
Good enough to have Little Axe playing for another state championship.
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