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Oklahoma high school softball: How Southmoore has constructed 14 straight wins to start the season

The Southmoore softball team has continued its hot start as they expand their win streak to 14.

The Sabercats' latest victories came over Putnam City North (3-9), Norman (8-7) and Edmond Santa Fe (10-4) last week. 

Southmoore coach Jason Lingo said most of the credit for the SaberCats hot start is due to pitchers Abi Jones and Brinly Maples. The two only allowed six runs in the last three games. 

“They are both juniors who throw totally different but they complement each other well and they have been on fire for us lately,” Lingo said. “They’ve done an absolutely incredible job throwing the ball.”

The pair have won all 14 of Southmoore’s games, Jones earned seven wins and Maples earned six. This season, the pair both have an ERA under 1.5.

“At a moment's notice, if we feel like [the other team is] starting to get the timing down with our pitchers, we throw the other one in, they high five each other, switch spots and don’t miss a beat,” Lingo said. “So we’ve been really excited with how those girls have thrown and helped our team succeed.”

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Southmoore coach Jason Lingo poses for a photo during The Oklahoman's photo day for summer sports at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High SchoolOklahoma City, Wednesday, 28, Feb. 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Southmoore coach Jason Lingo poses for a photo during The Oklahoman's photo day for summer sports at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High SchoolOklahoma City, Wednesday, 28, Feb. 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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James Jackson

James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›

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