Jenks softball takes down Ponca City in home-opener

Jenks softball takes down Ponca City in home-opener

After a sluggish start to the season this past weekend in the Broken Arrow Tournament, the Jenks softball team handled business Tuesday with a 10-3 win over Ponca City at home.

The Lady Trojans had a record of 1-3 this past weekend. With the wet weather toward the end of the week, the tournament was moved to four different sites. Jenks played their four games at Sand Springs on Friday and Saturday.

Tuesday’s victory brought Jenks’ record to 2-3 overall.

The Lady Trojans opened the game with a five-run first inning to lead 5-0 after one. Ponca City put three on the board in the second frame and Jenks added two to take a 7-3 lead into the third.

The Lady Trojans put one run across the plate in the third and two more in the fourth to grab ahold of the lead 10-3 before both teams coasted the remaining two-and-a-half innings.

Emma Lang got the start in the circle and she earned in the win with Emma Vickey completing the battery behind the plate.

“Emma threw really well,” Jenks coach Todd Williams. “The only two hits they had were in the first inning, so she threw well for us. She threw well Saturday for us as well. I thought we swung the bats much better tonight than we did this weekend. We just didn’t swing it very well on Saturday. We were much better tonight. We just need to keep improving.”

Jenks travels to Muskogee Thursday for a 5:30 p.m. game with the Roughers before playing in the Owasso Tournament Saturday.

Kyle Salomon

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