The Vian Lady Wolverines fast pitch softball team won four straight games last week to capture the Pocola Invitational Championship.
In the first round the Lady Wolverines (5-1) defeated the Gore Lady Pirates 6 to 0 in four innings. Sophomore Addison Elbon went 3 for 3, with one double, two singles, three steals and two runs.
In the quarterfinals Vian defeated the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs 8 to 2 to advance to the semifinals.
In game one of the semifinals, against Pocola, the Lady Wolverines won 6 to 0 in five innings. Sophomore Shandria Jackson allowed only three hits over six innings. Elbon, Megan Eckhardt and Miley Hughes all were 2 for 3.
In game two against Pocola, the Lady Wolverines defeated the Lady Indians 3 to 1. Jackson put Vian on the board with a two-run home run in the first. She also struck out five and gave up only seven hits. Pocola gave the Lady Wolverines a scare in the bottom of the fifth when they had the bases loaded, but Vian got out of the inning with no runs scored. Chloe Clifton added a solo home run in the sixth to seal the championship for Vian.
The Lady Wolverines only allowed three runs in four wins at the invitational.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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