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Oklahoma Class 2A softball: Stroud advances to the semifinals round with win over Amber-Pocasset

Kaylyn Baker didn’t need to hesitate.

As the Amber-Pocasset pitcher bounced the ball across home plate, Baker took off for home. The ball jumped passed the catcher and Baker slid in for the score feet first. It was the second time the junior Stroud athlete stole home on Thursday afternoon.

With Baker’s performance, Stroud topped Amber-Pocasset 9-2 on Field 4 of the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium. Stroud scored four runs in the third inning to put the game out of reach. The rally was sparked by Baker’s home-stealing play. 

“She’s definitely got that spark and she’s really speedy so we encourage her to get a good read and go,” Stroud coach Lezli Robinson said about Baker. “She has the green light, she displayed that for us today.” 

Amber-Pocasset was down six players due to COVID-19. It caused some of the Panthers to play in different positions. Stroud took full advantage and stole 12 bases in the seven innings played. 

“We took advantage of opportunities when they were there for us,” Robinson said. “Got key timely hits when we needed to and really worked out of some jams defensively as well.” 

Stroud will take on the winner of Dale and Oktaha at 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

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Kaylyn Baker scores on Thursday night at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium. (JAMES D. JACKSON/THE OKLAHOMAN)

Kaylyn Baker scores on Thursday night at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium. (JAMES D. JACKSON/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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