REEDS SPRING — The Reeds Spring Lady Wolves played their seventh game of the season on Tuesday, while the East Newton Lady Patriots made their season debut in a meeting of the future Big 8 Conference rivals.

REEDS SPRING — The Reeds Spring Lady Wolves played their seventh game of the season on Tuesday, while the East Newton Lady Patriots made their season debut in a meeting of the future Big 8 Conference rivals.
Robin Hussong's solo home run gave the Lady Patriots a 1-0 lead after three innings, but Reeds Spring plated six runs in the fifth for a 7-1 lead en route to a 7-4 win.
Hussong bats at the bottom of the East Newton order, by the way.
Natalie Oxendine and Brynne Smith each led the Lady Patriots with two hits and the duo accounted for half of the team's eight hits. Oxendine and Smith each doubled.
Jay Hayward, Kaitlyn Hailey, and Chelsea Hawkins each had the other East Newton hits, all singles.
East Newton scored two in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Hailey and Hawkins hit consecutive RBI singles in the sixth, both coming with no outs, and Smith closed out the scoring with a two-out single in the seventh.
Smith plated Hayward, who reached on a walk.
In the circle, Oxendine took the loss, allowing seven runs (all earned) on 13 hits over six innings. She both struck out and walked two.
Reeds Spring received three hits from Dusty Welch and two hits and three RBI from Maddison Cantrell. Izzy Erickson and Keeley Bauer each had two hits. Cantrell homered of the three-run variety, Erickson tripled, and Welch doubled.
The Lady Wolves improved to 7-0 on the season. Mackenzie Duvall earned the win, allowing three runs (all earned) on seven hits over five innings with eight strikeouts and no walks. Erickson pitched two innings for the save and struck out four. The Lady Patriots combined to strike out 12 times.
East Newton returned to action Thursday in the Commerce Tournament, playing Afton and Quapaw in pool play games. The Lady Patriots take on host Commerce in their final pool game Friday.
Last season, East Newton finished second in the tournament. Defending champion Verdigris (ranked No. 1 in Oklahoma Class 3A) plays in the other pool.