“We finally got our intensity going. I think we came in flat, and it kind of starts in the circle. The pitcher started off slow, and when she starts off, everybody behind her gets flat, and it’s contagious.”
Slawson pitched all seven innings, giving up five runs — just one earned — on eight hits, no walks and six strikeouts. Slawson got Coalgate to hit into 14 groundouts or fielder’s choice plays, 11 of which began with Slawson or shortstop Bailey Williams fielding the grounder.
“She’s not a power pitcher,” Quaid said of Slawson. “She does well at placement and changing speeds and tries to keep people off-balance, and I thought she did a good job of that today. Coalgate, I don’t think they ever hit a ball really hard today, and that’s a good thing for us.”
With the win, Kiowa finished its season 16-13. Coalgate fell to 8-15.
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