This season, several area fast pitch softball teams had more then their fair share of success.
This season, several area fast pitch softball teams had more then their fair share of success. On Monday, it was officially announced that seven players were recognized for outstanding play on the field this season. The 2019-2020 Oklahoma High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association All-State teams were released, with several schools represented on every level. These All-State games will take place on June 6, 2020 at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, with the Large School game beginning at 10 a.m., Small starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Middle game starting around 3 p.m. Representing the Ardmore Lady Tigers in the Large School game for the West team will be Lauren Blankenship. Blankenship is the first All-State selection since 2017 for the Ardmore softball program. On the Middle West team, Sulphur’s own Heath Gilbert will serve as one of the coaches, and he will be well represented by his Lady Bulldogs after an appearance in the state quarterfinals this season. Kady Lynch was selected as an All-State catcher, while teammates Makella Mobly and Macenzie Ruth were All-State selections at Infield and Outfield respectively. Also representing the Middle West team will be Lone Grove’s own Chloe Pender. Pender was named the Lake Country Conference Player of the Year this season, as well as the District Player of the Year for 4A-2. She also played in both the Class 4A and Class 5A state tournaments in her career. This season she hit .495 at the plate with a .533 on base percentage with six home runs and 33 RBI’s. Also representing the Middle West team will be Madi Merrell from the Davis Lady Wolves at the outfielder position. The Davis Lady Wolves made the regional tournament this season. On the Small West team, the Ringling Lady Blue Devils will be adding another All-Stater to their ranks as Steelie Price was selected. This season Price finished with a .402 batting average with an .850 fielding percentage, while totaling 33 hits with 23 RBI’s and a .512 slugging percentage.