It would be an understatement to say the 2017-18 fast pitch softball season was a success for teams across the area.

It would be an understatement to say the 2017-18 fast pitch softball season was a success for teams across the area.

With multiple teams reaching the state tournament, along with numerous others reaching the regional tournament, there was plenty of talented teams and players on display each week during the early part of the fall months.

The time has now come to reveal the names of those athletes who were selected to be on the All-Ardmoreite softball team for the 2017-18 season.

Awards for Most Valuable Player, Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Utility Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year will be announced at the 2018 Best of the Arbuckles Preps Banquet on May 22, 2018 at the Ardmore Convention Center.

History was made this season for the Ardmore Lady Tigers, who reached their first state tournament in 14 years and the first under head coach Charli Crawford, as they finished with an overall record of 23-12.

Representing Ardmore High School on the All-Ardmoreite Softball team are seniors Lexi Duff and Madisen Moore, along with Sophomore Lauren Blankenship, and standout Chole Pender.

Duff finished this season with an overall pitching record of 23-12, and hit .455 at the plate with 51 hits and 39 RBI. 

On the mound she finished with an impressive 1.1 ERA this season with 313 strikeouts, in addition to throwing five perfect games and nine shutouts on the mound. She was also named as a first-alternate on the Large West Class 5A All-State squad. 

Moore allowed just two passed balls this season at the catcher position, while throwing out six runners this year. For her career she allowed just eight balls to get passed her.

Blankenship finished this season with a .526 average to go with 51 hits, five home runs and 33 RBI. She also hit the walk-off RBI which clinched the regional championship for the Lady Tigers.

Pender was another solid player at the plate this season, hitting multiple home runs for the Lady Tigers including one at the Class 5A state quarterfinals against Pryor.

Another team to make the state tournament this season was the Lone Grove Lady Horns, who won their first regional title since 2014, finishing with an overall record of 30-6 under head coach Jimmy Miller. Lone Grove finished as the Class 4A state runner-up.

LGHS is represented on the All-Ardmoreite softball team by seniors Brooklyn Mason, Sami Skelly, Taleigh Nail, along with freshman Emmy Guthrie, and Maci McMurtrey. 

Skelly finished her senior season as an All-State selection, hitting .512 this season with a .602 on base percentage. She totaled 43 hits with 10 home runs and 58 RBI. She was one of two players this season to break the single season home run record at Lone Grove. 

Mason was another Lady Horns player to be named an All-State selection, as she finished with a .521 average at the plate with a .544 on base percentage. 

She totaled 62 hits with 21 RBI and 57 runs scored. 

Nail totaled an average of .471 at the plate with a .521 on base percentage. She finished with 49 hits to go with 39 RBI this season.

Guthrie finished with a 1.117 ERA on the mound this season, as she registered a 25-4 record on the mound. She allowed just 71 hits on 35 runs with 34 walks and 266 strikeouts. 

McMurtrey finished with a .415 batting average to go with a .444 on base percentage with 44 hits, 29 RBI and 47 runs scored.

The Turner Lady Falcons continued their run of making the state tournament, as they finished with an appearance in the Class B state semifinals this season, compiling an overall record of 24-10.

THS is represented on the All-Ardmoreite softball list by Rylee Carter, Jaleigh Durst, Hannah Gilbreath, and Alli Willis. 

Carter was an All-State selection this year for the Lady Falcons, finishing her senior year with a .391 batting average to go with a .477 on base percentage with 36 hits and 50 runs scored. 

Durst, Glibreath and Willis were all solid parts of the Lady Falcons team this season, contributing multiple hits and runs throughout the course of the season.

Under first year head coach Tyler Lampkin, the Davis Lady Wolves won another district championship and reached the regional tournament, finishing with a record of 19-8.

Representing the Lady Wolves will be Sydney Martin, Lynsey Martin, and Brinlee Dulaney. 

Dulaney finished her senior season with a .480 batting average to go with a .720 on base percentage. She also stole 15 bases and collected 28 RBI. 

Sydney Martin finished her senior season with a .523 batting average to go with a .788 on base percentage along with 26 RBI and 28 stolen bases. She was an All-State selection this season.

Lynsey Martin was another standout for the Lady Wolves this season, getting multiple hits throughout the season, contributing to the success of Davis softball. 

For Sulphur softball it was another trip to the regional tournament this season, as the Lady Bulldogs finished with an overall record of 20-12 under head coach Heath Gilbert.

SHS is represented by Kady Lynch, and juniors Makella Mobly and Macenzie Ruth.

Lynch finished this season with 19 hits and 16 RBI, while compiling a .373 batting average and a .522 on base percentage.

Mobly was another solid player for the Lady Bulldogs this season, earning a .534 batting average to go with a .576 on base percentage. She finished with 63 hits and 21 RBI.

Ruth totaled a .491 batting average with a .545 on base percentage with 23 RBI and 54 hits this season.

The Healdton Lady Bulldogs also reached the regional tournament this season, finishing with an overall record of 12-15.

HHS is represented by Mollie Marshall and Maddie Bradberry on the All-Ardmoreite team.

Bradberry finished with an average of .363 and a .933 on base percentage. She totaled 29 hits with 16 RBI this season.

Marshall finished with a .370 batting average to go with 31 hits and 15 RBI. 

Ringling’s Lady Blue Devils also earned another regional tournament berth this season, finishing with an overall record of 20-8.

RHS will be led by Rayme Tolliver, Kassidy Perkins and London Lewis on the All-Ardmoreite softball team. Perkins finished her senior season with a .435 batting average to go with a .647 slugging percentage and a .989 fielding percentage. She was an All-State selection this year.

Lewis concluded her season with a .519 batting average to go with 41 hits, 36 runs scored and 27 RBI for the season.

Tolliver pitched in every game this season for the Lady Blue Devils, finishing with an ERA of 2.96. She allowed 165 hits this campaign while striking out 74 batters and pitching 158 innings. 

Meanwhile, the Plainview Lady Indians made it to the Bi-district round of the playoffs, ending their first season under first-year head coach Kenna Self with an overall record of 14-21.

The Lady Indians are represented by Riley Keith and Brooklyn Storts on the All-Ardmoreite softball team.

Keith was an All-State selection this year, ending her senior season with a .512 batting average to go with 41 hits, five home runs and a .963 slugging percentage. 

She also totaled a .928 fielding percentage and allowed just four stolen bases at the catcher position.

Starts finished with a .419 batting average this season with 39 hits and 26 RBI. She had an on base percentage of .625.

Madill (8-24) also fell in the Bi-district round of the playoffs this season, and will be represented by Bailey Gammill and Madison Jowers on the All-Ardmoreite team.

Jowers finished this season with a .361 batting average to go with an .861 fielding percentage.

Gammill meanwhile totaled a .976 fielding percentage to go with a .350 batting average for the season.

The Dickson Lady Comets (9-12) will be represented by senior players Kelsea Allen and Lauren Bess on the All-Ardmoreite team, while Marietta (1-24) will be represented by Briana Dewey, and Miranda Curbow. 

Wilson (16-12). who lost in the district finals will be represented by Destiny Colbert and Taylor O’Steen.