The Guthrie Lady Jays got out of several jams in the first five innings on Thursday, but Piedmont rallied in the final two innings to eliminate Guthrie from the Class 5A Fast-Pitch Softball State Tournament.
The two-time defending state champion and undefeated Carl Albert Titans will be making their way to Jelsma Stadium for a Friday night showdown with the Guthrie Bluejays. The Titans have many reasons to be confident heading into the state’s top game of the week.
The Guthrie Bluejays are off to their best start since 2014 with a 6-0 unblemished record. A big part of the success has come from the Bluejays defense setting up the Jays offense. In the first six games of the season, Guthrie has turned their opponents over 23 times.
The Guthrie defense forced four turnovers on Woodward resulting in 17 points and en route to a 38-6 win to remain unbeaten.
The Class 5A Fast-Pitch State Championship bracket was released Monday morning and the Guthrie Lady Jays will hit the field first in game one.
For the first time since 2014, the Guthrie High School softball program is headed back to the Class 5A state tournament.
With their goals still in front of them, the Guthrie Bluejays will make a trip to western Oklahoma and take on the Woodward Boomers in a District 5A-2 challenge.
The Guthrie softball team had plenty of offense on Wednesday in the Class 5A regional in Guthrie, but pitching in the circle was exceptionally good and now has the Lady Jays one win from the State tournament.
Guthrie High School welcomed seven new members into the Guthrie High School Hall of Fame during Homecoming week.
The Guthrie Lady Jays softball program is hosting regionals for the first time since 1998 and are looking to punch their ticket to next week’s state tournament.