- Ada, Oklahoma


August 16, 2013

Konawa edges Ada in no time

Konawa —

The host Konawa Lady Tigers made short work of the Ada Lady Cougars during a Thursday afternoon matchup at the Byng-Konawa Back to School Classic fast-pitch softball tournament.

It just wasn’t quite as short as some of the Ada coaches thought.

After Konawa’s Brittany Lancaster scored her team’s fifth run in the bottom of the third inning to put the Lady Tigers on top 4-2, the umpire signaled that the game was over due to the time limit. Some Ada coaches believed they had five more minutes of playing time, but that turned out not to be the case.

According to Byng athletic director Bruce Plunk, the time limit is 60 minutes, but no new inning is supposed to start after the 55-minute mark. Technically, the game should have lasted two minutes longer after getting started at 1:47 p.m. and being called off at 2:40 p.m. (53 minutes).

“These time limit games are pretty fast,” Konawa coach Doug Isaacs said following the game.

Ada led 2-1 heading into the bottom of the third before the Lady Tigers staged a rally.

Konawa scored three times in the Tigers' half of the inning, with leadoff hitter Tarah Madron igniting the uprising by clubbing a leadoff double to the fence in left-center field. Madron stole second on ball four to Shelby Campbell, putting runners at the corners with no outs. Madron would steal home on a pitch to Rachael Sharp, who later popped up to first base for out No. 1 to put Konawa ahead 3-2. 

Lancaster singled to put runners at first and second before Campbell came around to score on a wild pitch and a passed ball. It was after Chesa Coon reached on an error, allowing Lancaster to score, that the game was ruled over about 180 seconds too early.

“There was nothing about 55 minutes and no new inning on the sheet we got, but it wasn’t looking very good for us anyway right there,” said Ada head coach Scott Simpson.

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