Fletcher 7 Big Pasture 3
Fletcher 15 Indiahoma 3
Fletcher 1 Navajo 9
Fletcher 8 Navajo 12
Fletcher took on the Big Pasture Rangers in their final game before the district tournament.
Big Pasture got out to an early lead scoring one run in the top of the first inning. The Wildcats also got on the board in their first trips to the plate when Mathew Smith drove a line drive into right field for a double, scoring Caleb Campbell and Aiden Harrel to take the lead.
Fletcher tacked on insurance when Jade Ketchum drove a line drive into the outfield to score Smith to make it 3-2 ‘Cats.
The Rangers tied things all up at three with a two-run spot in the top of the third inning. Smith continued his big day at the plate when he singled in two more runners to take the lead back in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Fletcher was looking for more insurance in the sixth inning and got it by the way of Harrel who doubled in Campbell and then later scampered home on a passed ball to make it 7-3 Fletcher.
The Wildcats were able to hold on and pull out the victory to get momentum rolling heading into the District tournament.
The first opponent for the ‘Cats were the Indiahoma Warriors.
Fletcher ran out to an early lead when the bats got hot. The Wildcats sent 16 batters to the plate scoring 12 runs.
The Warriors chipped into the deficit in the third inning scoring three runs. Fletcher answered right back with three runs of their own to secure the run-rule win, thanks to the bats of Brayden Chinnow and Jade Ketchum.
Up next was Navajo in the district championship.
The Indians got out to a fast start, scoring one run in the first inning to take an early lead.
Navajo stretched the lead out in the second inning when two runners crossed the plate. The Indians stepped on the accelerator in the fourth inning, scoring five runs to take the lead all the way to 8-0.
After another Navajo run in the fifth, the Wildcats finally got on the board when Micah Alcantar scored Chinnow. That was all the ‘Cats could muster as they dropped the contest.
Fletcher was then faced with a win-or-go-home game against the Indians the very next day.
The Wildcats got out to an amazing start when Chinnow and Alcantar both drove home runs out of the park to make it 3-0.
The Indians got one of those runs back in the bottom half of the inning. The Indians kept chipping away, scoring another runner in the bottom of the second to make it 3-2.
Caleb Campbell gave the ‘Cats some breathing room when he doubled in Jace Lovelady in the fourth inning.
Navajo jumped out front when they scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Mathew Smith was able to scamper home on an Indian throwing error to tie up the game.
Chinnow put the Wildcats back in front with an RBI single in the sixth inning. Navajo then struck back for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a commanding six run lead.
Fletcher was able to scrape back two runs in the seventh inning, thanks to Harrel and Kaleb Kimball. That was all Fletcher got back as they saw their season come to an end in the district tournament.