Senior Leah Huling has pitched like a machine early in the fast-pitch season, and some potential stars are beginning to emerge from her supporting cast as well.
One day after Huling's freshman batterymate turned in a sparkling defensive play and drove in three runs in a 4-1 victory over McLoud, junior first baseman Brittney Lee had a career afternoon to back Huling's one-hit pitching in a 10-0 run-rule victory over Atoka at the Ada softball complex.
Lee — part of a completely revamped infield with senior Bree Foster, sophomore shortstop Elizabeth Redman and junior third baseman Lindi Robinson made up totally of players who didn't start a game at their current positions in 2011 — drove in two runs with a third-inning double and scored three times against the Lady Wampus Cats. Lee's line-drive double down the left field line was the first extra-base hit in eight games and one of just five hits Tuesday for the Lady Cougars, who benefited from nine walks, three hit batters and a throwing error by Atoka pitcher Jessica Miller.
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