Lady Warriors advance to play Raleigh
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:00 AM
The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors advanced to the second round of the Class 3A fast-pitch softball playoff after knocking off Seminary 3-2 Monday in the third game of their first round series.
The teams split two games Saturday. Seminary won the first game 4-3 in extra innings while the Lady Warriors won game two 2-0.
"It was a close series," Choctaw Central Coach Aaron Terrell said. "We didn't get that many hits but we played good defense and were able score enough runs to win."
The Lady Warriors now stand at 14-11 as they advance to the second round to take on Raleigh. Game one will be played at Choctaw Central while games two and three, if necessary, will be held at Raleigh.
Choctaw Central closed out their regular season with a 6-4 loss to Philadelphia.
Game one with Seminary was tied at 2-2 after seven innings. Seminary outscored the Lady Warriors 2-1 in the extra innings to take the win. Betty Mingo recorded 10 strikeouts in the losing effort.
Raina King led Choctaw Central with a double and a single while Brooklyn Bell and Guyeze Morris both hit a single.
Choctaw Central scored two in the seventh to claim game two. Mingo finished with six strikeouts.
King led the Lady Warriors with two singles while Lashayla McMillan added a double and Mingo hit a single.
The Lady Warriors battled the Lady Tornadoes down to the final inning. Choctaw Central scored one in the second, one in the fifth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh. Philadelphia answered with two in the fifth, two in the sixth and two in the seventh. Precious Favre hit a triple while Raina King added a double.