By Chuck Reherman
Yukon’s middle school Millerettes came up with the key hits in a three-run fifth inning rally to slip past Edmond Cimarron in a Metro Athletic Middle School Conference game Tuesday night at Yukon.
The Millerettes improved to 2-0 in conference play and 5-1 overall after a second place finish in the Tuttle Tournament.
YMS, who had their first two conference games washed out by the weather, rolled to a 15-2 win over Edmond Central on Monday in the conference opener.
The Millerettes had a tougher time on Tuesday, as Cimarron rallied to a 2-2 tie before YMS scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, then turned back The Panthers in the sixth inning to earn the win.
Ariah Mitchell’s RBI double in the fifth inning broke the 2-2 tie and scored what turned out to be the game winning run.
Madison Montgomery had started the rally with a one out single. Krisyana Pellett bunted her way on base before Mitchell’s RBI double.
Victoria Hughes capped the inning with a two-run scoring double to open the 5-2 lead.
The Millerettes had taken the initial lead in the second inning when Hughes’ scored on a sacrifice fly.
The score did cause a little bit of controversy. On the ball, with the bases loaded, Kaylee Parsons’ flied out to centerfield. On the play, Jaycee McKee was called out for leaving early, but the Cimarron coach argued that it was the runner on third, Hughes, that left early. Hughes scored before the runner was called out.
The Millerettes tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth (Cimarron scored two in the top of the inning). Pellett had singled and Mitchell walked. With one out, Parsons singled to drive in the tying run.
YHS 15 Central 2
The Millerettes erupted for six runs in the opening inning and rolled to a 15-2 win over Edmond Central to win their first conference game.
Montgomery singled in the first run of the gane and Macy Brown capped the inning with a two-run scoring triple.
Montgomery doubled in her second run in the second inning to open a 7-0 lead. Parsons tripled home two runs in the third Emma Ashinhurst doubled in two more runs in a six-run inning that opened a 13-0 lead.
Leading 13-2, Parsons’ ended the game on a two-run scoring double.
YMS 8 Tuttle 1
The Millerettes scored six times in the first inning and closed the Tuttle Tournament with an 8-1 win over the hosts.
YMS loaded the bases in the first inning on back to back singles from Karly Nowlin, Trinity Little and Montgomery. The first run scored on a bases loaded walk to Montgomery, two more scored on an error and Parson’s doubled home two more and Brown singled in the sixth run.
The Millerettes added two more runs in the fourth inning on a two-run scoring double from Brown.
YMS 8 Bethel 0
The Millerettes scored five runs in the second inning and used a solid pitching performance from McKee to post an 8-0 win over Bethel.
Nowlin doubled home the first two runs of the game, Ashinhurst, who walked and Rayann Moore who was hit by a pitch. Montgomery singled in two more runs and Pellett doubled in the final run of the inning.
The Millerettes added three more runs in the third inning. Natalie Slaughter doubled in Mitcell (who had doubled) and she scored on a single by Moore.
Nowlin’s second double of the game played the final run.
Southmoore 11 YMS 2
The Millerettes suffered their only loss of the tournament in the second round as Southmoore scored five runs in the first to post an 11-2 win.
The Lady Sabercats scored six more in the fourth to turn a 5-2 game into an 11-2 advantage.
The Millerettes’ two runs came off a two-run scoring double by Hughes in the second inning.
YMS 7 Newcastle 2
The Millerettes broke a 2-2 tie with three runs in the third inning and rolled to a 7-2 win over Newcastle.
The Millerettes broke the 2-2 tie on Nowlin’s three-run home run. Pellett had reached on a ground ball and McKee singled before Nowlin’s home run.
McKee doubled in two runs in the fourth to open the 7-2 lead.
YMS will host Stillwater on Tuesday and travel to Mustang Thursday.
By Chuck Reherman