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May 8, 2013

Area teams shut out of slowpitch title

OKLAHOMA CITY — Patty Padgett’s last high school game didn’t go as she had wanted. The Westmoore senior dreamed of winning her second consecutive state slowpitch title and walking off into the sunset.

It didn’t work out that way. The top-ranked Jaguars were throttled 12-5 by Tulsa Union on Wednesday in the semifinals of the 6A slowpitch state championships.

“It’s tough,” a teary-eyed Padgett said. “It meant a lot to us and meant a lot to the team. It’s going to be tough, but I will come back and watch next year.”

Westmoore had faced No. 4 Union earlier in the season at the Big Cat Classic. The Jags won easily, 16-8.

A different Redskins squad showed up to the state tournament as they peppered the field with hits and shut down a high-scoring Jags’ offense.

“They won it the same way we won last year,” Westmoore coach Steve Schwarz said. “We didn’t do our jobs. A young team, I think we were over-trying. Just needed to swing and get the base hits. Just didn’t happen today.”

Union went on to beat Broken Arrow 16-6 to win its second championship in the past four years.

Padgett was hoping it would be the Jaguars who would lay claim to being two-time winners. But she is still proud of what she was able to accomplish in her time at Westmoore.

“It was awesome,” Padgett said of her career. “One of the best experiences I ever had in my life. I wouldn’t take anything back.”

Westmoore 5, Southmoore 3: The Jags came close to losing in the first round to cross-town rival Southmoore. It took a couple of clutch defensive plays to hold back a hard-charging SaberCats squad.

“Just a few missed opportunities,” SaberCats coach Jason Lingo said. “I can count two to three opportunities we just missed on. Westmoore is a great team and they capitalized on every single one of their opportunities. We let two or three slip through our fingers.”

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