Archive - Aug 26, 2011 - Sports Article
Two stingy defenses, two electrifying running backs and two squads filled with players dying to hit somebody.
There were plenty of similarities to spot at Memorial Stadium on Thursday as the Guymon Tigers hosted the Texhoma Red Devils in an exciting and often emotional scrimmage, but perhaps the most important thing the two teams have in common is that they are headed in the right direction.
â€śWe looked a lot better than we did last week in our scrimmage (against Clayton, N.M.),â€ť Texhoma coach Aaron Witten said. â€śWe grew up a little as a team and we were playing a lot better.â€ť
The first installment of this new rivalry was as to be expected: lopsided.
Playing the Guymon Lady Tigers for the first time, the Texhoma Lady Devils were no-hit Thursday as they fell 15-0 in 4 1/2 innings.
The Lady Devils, a first-year softball program, had one runner reach base on an error but couldnâ€™t do anything more against Guymon senior pitcher Taylor Spencer and the Lady Tigerâ€™s stingy defense.
Guymon, meanwhile, rattled off 13 runs in the first two innings before RBIs by Courtney Steffens and Carly Purdy made it 15-0 in the bottom of the third.