EDMOND — During the season, they were two of the best players on their respective teams at Davis and Healdton.

EDMOND — During the season, they were two of the best players on their respective teams at Davis and Healdton.

But last Saturday, the once district rival schools came together for one last game.

Lady Bulldogs player Caycee Griffin and Lady Wolves member Jolie Romine ended their high school softball careers in style, as they were members of the Middle West All-State team at the OSPCA All-State game in Edmond.

In the slow pitch district tournament this season, it was the Lady Wolves getting the better of the Lady Bulldogs in Healdton.

But at Oklahoma Christian University, it was all about enjoying the moment and soaking up one last high school contest.

“It was very exciting and it was an honor getting to play out there two weeks in a row,” Griffin said. “I enjoyed getting to play with a lot of the other girls out there. Jolie (Romine) is a really good player and it was fun having her as a teammate out there.”

For Romine it was also her second straight All-State game in the span of two weeks.

“I had a lot of fun being out there with all the athletic girls,” Romine said. “The girls on my team made this season really special for me, and this was a good way to go out.”

To say that Jolie Romine went out with a bang this season would be an understatement.

For her career in Davis slow pitch softball, Romine totaled a .596 batting average, a .602 on base percentage, 79 home runs and 193 runs batted in.

This season alone she finished with a .655 batting average to go with a .671 on base percentage with 29 home runs and 61 runs batted in. All of this while maintaining a 3.8 GPA, and maintaining a spot  on the Superintendent’s Honor Roll. She was also a member of the Governor's Academic Honors Club with the Chickasaw Nation.

In the actual all-state game, she finished 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and an RBI.

“Jolie being named All-State is well deserved for her,” Davis head coach Jeff Parnell said. “She’s a very hard worker and was one of the backbones of the Davis softball program the last four years. It’s going to be very hard to replace her.”

As for Griffin, she went 1-for-2 in the All-State game, which the West won by a score of 16-12. She was also playing in her second straight week of All-State as she was named to the Middle West squad for the fast pitch contest. 

HHS head coach Joel Bradberry had nothing but praise for Griffin and the accomplishments she was able to obtain during her time as a Lady Bulldogs player.

“Caycee has played an important role for this program,” he said. “Her work ethic and positive attitude has allowed her to achieve her All-State honors. She was also able to earn a college scholarship and her legacy has been left for the underclassmen to carry on next season. We’re very proud to have had her represent Healdton High School like she did. She’s going to be truly missed.”

The next step for both Romine and Griffin will lie in the college ranks.

Romine will be taking the field in the fall for Seminole State College, while Griffin will be joining the ranks of the Lone Star Conference as she joins the Midwestern State University Lady Mustangs in Wichita Falls, Texas.

“I’m excited and just ready for something new in college,” Romine said about the next step.

Jolie will be following in her mother’s footsteps and majoring in social work.

“I know that at Midwestern, everyone is going to be very competitive on the team,” Griffin said. “I’m ready for the challenge and ready to compete for my spot.”

Caycee will be majoring in pre-pharmacy during her time at MSU.