Cyril 2, Ripley 1

Cyril 1, Navajo 0

Cyril 0, Caddo 3

Cyril took on the No. 1 ranked Ripley Lady Warriors to open up the Class A State Tournament.

The Lady Pirates sent the dominant senior Jaycee Schaffer to the circle.

After three-and-a-half scoreless innings Corinne Morton broke the tie when she singled in Hadley Gibson to make it 1-0 Lady Pirates.

Cyril extended the lead later in the inning when Mackenzie Rhodes sacrificed to score Jaycee Schaffer.

The Lady Warriors flirted with a comeback in the seventh inning scoring one run, but ultimately left the tying run 120 feet away at second base to send Cyril to the semifinals.

Up next would be the Navajo Lady Indians. This game was a pitcher’s duel throughout. After a scoreless first four-and-a-half innings Lily Eckiwaudah hit a hard ground ball to second base, forcing an error allowing Kyanna Wilson to scamper home to make it 1-0 Lady Pirates.

That was all Jaycee Schaffer needed as the senior allowed only two hits on the way to sending her team to the State championship game.

This was Cyril’s first ever appearance in a fast-pitch title game with their only other appearance being at slow-pitch State back in 2016.

The only thing in the way of Cyril and a date with destiny was the Caddo Lady Bruins.

The Lady Bruins jumped out to a 1-0 lead after a Lady Pirate error in the fourth inning.

Caddo added some insurance on a two RBI single in the sixth inning to make it 3-0.

Caddo’s Emily Robinson threw lights out in the circle with a Jaycee Schaffer walk being the only thing separating her and immortality.

The Lady Pirates finished the year 29-8. The Lady Pirates reached the school’s sixth State title game and the second in softball and the first in fast-pitch.