EDMOND — This season slow pitch softball proved quite successful for multiple teams.

EDMOND — This season slow pitch softball proved quite successful for multiple teams.

Saturday afternoon at Oklahoma Christian University, the accolades continued to pile up for several area schools.

Turner, Healdton, Davis, and Sulphur were all able to claim representatives in the OSPCA All-State games.

Small All-State

There was certainly no shortage of offense in the opening contest. For Turner Lady Falcons Jacey Henry and Shyanne Parker, they fit right into the high scoring affair for the small West team.

Unfortunately, the highlights for the Lady Falcons players on the offensive end weren’t nearly enough to overcome the onslaught brought by the East squad, as they managed to put up more than 30 runs of offense in a blowout victory.

Both Henry and Parker reached base multiple times in the contest, with Henry scoring the opening run of the game for the West team in the top of the first inning.

There would be one more big highlight from the game from Henry, as she launched another one of her trademark home runs to dead center field in the top of the eighth inning.

The resulting blast hit off the scoreboard for a three-run home run, putting the West team at that moment down 27-7.

For Henry, the game marked the second time in two weeks she has participated in an All-State game as she played in the fast pitch game last weekend with another teammate of hers in Tracy McGill.

“It’s been a complete blast,” Henry said about the All-State experience. “I feel so honored to have been able to represent Turner High School and get to play with these talented girls out here.”

For Parker, the experience she said was one she won’t soon forget in her life.

“It was so much fun, but it was really humbling,” she said. “I thought it was so cool getting to be teammates with girls who have been my rivals all throughout high school. I wouldn’t trade my experience at Turner softball for anything.”

Jacey Henry will now move on to playing softball for East Central University in the fall, while Shyanne Parker will be attending Murray State College in the fall.

Middle All-State

During the season, Healdton and Davis went at it for a district championship, and engaged in some very close contests.

Saturday afternoon, two key elements from those squads were teammates as Davis’ Jolie Romine and Healdton’s Caycey Griffin stood side-by-side for the middle West squad.

Romine managed to finish 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and runs scored along with an RBI, while Griffin went 1-for-2 with a run scored in the contest, but made several key stops in the infield as the West won the game 16-12.

Both Griffin and Romine each completed a double header of All-State games as both participated in the fast pitch games last weekend.

“It was an honor to be able to play in these games these last two weekends,” Griffin said. “I enjoyed getting to play with a lot of talented players out there, this was really exciting for me. Jolie (Romine) is a really good player and it was fun getting to be a teammate with her.”

“This experience was really fun for me getting to play with a lot of athletic people,” Romine said. “Getting to be with my girls this season was something I’ll never forget.”

Both Griffin and Romine will be moving onto play college softball this fall.

Romine will be playing at Connors State College, while Griffin will be joining Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. 

Large All-State

A historic season for the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs added yet another chapter to itself on Saturday.

For the first time in program history, SHS had three players representing in an All-State game.

Savannah Ashford, Ashlie Hedemann, and Payton Szalaj all played crucial parts for the West squad in the final game of the day from Oklahoma Christian University. 

Each player managed to reach base at least once in the contest, which saw the West squad register more than 25 runs before it was all said and done.

The highlight of the day for Sulphur came in the seventh inning, when Ashford launched a two-run home run to left field.

For Ashford, the game marked the completion of a double-double in All-State games as she played in the fast pitch game last week.

“It’s just really special to be able to be recognized by all the coaches state wide,” Ashford said. “This has been a dream of mine ever since I was little and this just means so much to me.”

Hedemann echoed her teammates thoughts, and added getting to share the field with her teammates one last time was very special. 

“This is the first time Sulphur has ever had three all-state players,” she said. “That’s something that really sticks out to me. Getting to play with Payton and Savannah one last time was really special for me.”

For Szalaj, while her college destination is unknown right now, she couldn’t help but be thrilled at getting to play one last time with teammates she’s had for years.

“It’s always a special event when I get to share the field with my teammates,” she said. “These are teammates I have had since junior high. Getting to play alongside them one last time has been amazing.”

Ashford and Hedemann will both be attending Murray State College in the fall and both will be playing softball.