If it weren’t for bad luck, the Ada High softball team wouldn’t have very much at all.

Tishomingo, ranked No. 17 in Class 3A, took advantage of nine Ada errors and shut out the Lady Cougars 8-0 Thursday evening at the Ada High Softball Complex.

The Lady Indians improved to 22-6, while the Lady Cougars dropped to 0-17.

Tish ace Grace Anderson overpowered the AHS lineup. She struck out 12, scattered three hits and didn’t allow a walk in the impressive complete-game shutout.

Madison Wilson (2-for-3) had two of the Lady Cougars’ hits. She reached on an infield single in the bottom of the first inning and hit a line drive to right field for a base hit in the bottom of the seventh.

In the first inning, Wilson stole second and third but couldn’t get home. She was thrown out stealing in the seventh.

Ada’s other hit came on a sharp single to right field by pinch-hitter Makenzi Marion in the bottom of the sixth.

Zoie Graham had a strong outing at Ada’s catcher, throwing out three different Tishomingo runners.

Anderson helped her own cause as the plate, going a perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored. Laney Rogers went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Tishomingo’s nine-hit attack. Cheyanne Arkansas had a base hit and scored twice for the visitors.

AHS pitcher Alyssa Colungo absorbed the loss. She struck out two, walked five and allowed four earned runs.

The Lady Cougars travel to Seminole at noon today and head to Sulphur at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

There’s been one change in the Ada High schedule. Head coach Pete Benes has added a varsity home game at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 against Seminole. That new contest will be Senior Night at the Ada High Softball Complex.

A previously scheduled contest with arch-rival McAlester set for Sept. 28 has been canceled.

Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.