The Norman Transcript

Sports

October 20, 2013

Southmoore grabs gold ball

Brown lifts SaberCats to first title

(Continued)

SHAWNEE —

“I was just trying to make contact and the ball went,” Brown said. “It was really overwhelming.”

Moore tried to get something started in the fifth when Caitlin Hall blooped a single over Brown’s head. Sierra Crick then beat out a bunt to put runners on first and second with no outs.

Brown worked her magic again. She got Brianna McArthur to fly out to center then struck out Brenique Wright. That left Demi Dobbs to make sure the scoring opportunity didn’t go to waste. Dobbs sent a slow roller to the shortstop who was unable to gather it in. Hall scored to close the gap to 2-1. However, they were unable to do any more damage as Brown pitched her way out of danger.

“We know Katelyn is a great pitcher,” Moore coach Stephanie Riley said. “She has been for the last four years. We knew what her game plan was. We knew she was a dominant pitcher if you allowed her to be. We came out knowing what we were going to do. We kind of deviated from the plan a little bit.”

In the bottom of the fifth, Southmoore’s Sabrina Childers came into the game as a courtesy runner and ended up on third after an errant throw by Moore. Sherrill hit an easy fly ball to left field that Crick dropped. Childers scored and the ’Cats lead was back to two runs.

Moore trailed 3-1 in its final at-bat in the top of the seventh. Brown was three outs away from ending her fastpitch career as a champion, but Moore was going to make her earn it first. Hall and Brianna McArthur both reached base and Dobbs came to the plate as the go-ahead run. She popped it up and second baseman Lindsey Stoeckel made a diving catch to secure the victory for Southmoore.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • 498415327SB20543_Sky_Shock Paris didn’t give up when instant success eluded her

    TULSA — It looked like it came easily to Courtney Paris. The minute she stepped foot on the campus at the University of Oklahoma in 2005, it seemed she was already an All-American and destroying the competition in the Big 12 and across the ...

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sooners will have to do the right thing eventually

    Don’t read anything into the non-suspension suspension Oklahoma leveled at true freshman running back Joe Mixon Wednesday....

    July 31, 2014

  • In this case, Sooner fans can rest easy

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Sooner Caravan ended its summer run at the Jim Thorpe Museum and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Wednesday night. OU coach Bob Stoops did not take questions, but one of the major topics was the $370 million renovation to ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Three Tigers competing for quarterback

    While some teams have had questions surrounding the quarterback position in recent years, Norman High has seen relative stability. Thanks to a three-year run by Zach Long followed up by Jakcob Dean’s ascendance last season, the Tigers ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

    CLEVELAND — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn’t mean they’re going to surrender the season....

    July 31, 2014

  • Cowboys sign tackle Smith to 8-year extension

    OXNARD, Calif. — Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo....

    July 31, 2014

  • Quarterback questions abound with big stars gone from SEC offenses

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league. Big names, not so much....

    July 31, 2014

  • Jones says Brent out of rehab, NFL question next

    OXNARD, Calif. — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says former defensive tackle Josh Brent is out of rehabilitation and could have his future with the NFL resolved before the team leaves training camp in California in two weeks....

    July 31, 2014

  • Ives to crew chief for Dale Jr. in 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There was no shortage of candidates to replace Steve Letarte as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief The list of applicants was long, but Hendrick Motorsports has always liked to groom its own talent. So the organization ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Gustafson wants Gordon’s team focused on Chase

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeff Gordon viewed his Brickyard 400 win as a turning point for his race team. Confidence had been building with every strong run, but his victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway pushed his crew to another level. It was ...

    July 31, 2014

Facebook