Oklahoma Class 5A softball: Carl Albert's big final inning leads to state championship birth
Abbey Rogers had an opportunity to break the tie in the final inning.
Carl Albert had just put two runners on after base hits from Alexis Williams and Aerin Talley.
She did just that.
Rogers hammered a ball to right field that rolled all the way to the fence and scored the two runners.
Rogers’ two-RBI double jump-started the Titans' final inning surge. Marissa Frolich capped it with a two-RBI double of her own.
With a big seventh-inning rally, Carl Albert beat Claremore 5-1 on Field 3 of the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex on Friday afternoon. Carl Albert pushed four runs across the plate in the final inning to advance back to the Class 5A state championship.
“We got comfortable and weren’t paying attention to what we were doing at the plate,” Carl Albert coach Colin White said. “It took a while but we finally got back and got some good at-bats.”
Claremore had runners on first and second with nobody out in the sixth inning but Carl Albert fought out of it unscathed. White said that was a big boost for the Titans heading into the final inning where seniors Williams, Talley, Rogers and Nia Long delivered big hits.
“My seniors they played well in that game,” White said. “They did a great job.”