McALESTER — The summer coed softball season will feature just one division.
If Wednesday’s face-off between top-three Division 1 and Division 2 teams was any indication, former Div. 2 teams could be in for a long summer.
The Rundown, the Div. 1 third-place team, banged out 17 hits — including 15 singles — to run-rule the Div. 2 champion Wolf Hunters 15-2 in five innings Wednesday at the Pittsburg County Softball Complex in McAlester.
“A lot of base hits,” Rundown captain Josh Reid said. “We were spreading the ball around today, a lot of line drives into the outfield. Which was good — that’s usually a good sign that you’re on target when you’re doing that.”
Every time a Rundown hitter made contact, the ball seemed to find its way to the grass in the shallow outfield. Only three of Rundown’s runs were unearned because of errors, the remaining 12 earned through well-placed and consistent hitting.
Already up 5-0 heading into the bottom of the second inning, Rundown leadoff hitter Dennis Sistrunk singled to right, then Shelby Moseley beat out an infield single. Timmy Lawson singled to left to load the bases, then Morgan Mings singled to center to drive in Sistrunk.
JR Leak, Jennifer Hester, Scotty Wagner and Sierra Vasquez all dropped RBI singles into the outfield, pushing the lead to 10-0, then another run scored on an error at third base.
Kim Reid struck out for the first out of the inning, but Sistrunk drove in Wagner with an RBI groundout. Moseley then got her second hit of the inning, singling to center to score Vasquez and Josh Reid for a 14-0 lead.
Moseley finished the game 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Her production came despite wearing a large brace down her right leg — she said she’s still recovering from knee surgery after suffering a torn meniscus and medial collateral ligament — and being unable to run more than one base at a time.