Following a successful slow pitch campaign across the area, it's no surprise that multiple teams landed players on the 2017 Oklahoma Slow Pitch Coaches Association All-State awards list.
Following a successful slow pitch campaign across the area, it’s no surprise that multiple teams landed players on the 2017 Oklahoma Slow Pitch Coaches Association All-State awards list.
Three players from Sulphur High School, along with a pair from Turner High School, followed by one each from Healdton and Davis comprised the local players awarded the post season honor.
Sulphur’s players were named to the Large West Team, which will be coached by Bryan Herring from Chandler High School.
Savannah Ashford, Ashlie Hedemann and Payton Szalaj will all represent the Lady Bulldogs in the all-state game on June 17 from Oklahoma Christian University.
Sulphur finished the season with an overall record of 28-9, and finished as the regional runner-up. They made the state slow pitch tournament for the second year in a row before falling to Prague in the state quarterfinals.
Jolie Romine will get the chance to showcase her power one last time as the Lady Wolves player was named to the Middle West squad, which will be coached by Terry Gilbert from Navajo. Joining Romine will be Caycey Griffin from Healdton High School.
Davis made the regional tournament this season, falling to Washington in the regional consolation contest, while Healdton was defeated by Davis for the district championship.
The Small West team will have a pair of Turner Lady Falcons on its roster, as lead off hitter Jacey Henry and Shyanne Parker were both selected to play in the all-state game. Miles Smith from Duke High School will serve as the head coach of the Small West squad.
Turner upset No. 1 Binger-Oney to claim the regional championship this season, before falling in the state quarterfinals to Central High. This was the second consecutive year the Lady Falcons reached both the fast pitch and slow pitch state tournaments. THS finished with an overall record of 23-6.