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High school slowpitch softball: Players to watch in the Oklahoma City area

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Choctaw's Lainee Brown. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]
Choctaw's Lainee Brown. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Here are six players to watch this spring in the high school slowpitch softball season:

Lainee Brown, Sr., Choctaw: A Wichita State signee, Brown led the Yellowjackets to a state runner-up finish in its first ever slowpitch season with 17 homers, 20 doubles and 69 RBIs.

Kailey Gamble, Jr., Westmoore: Pick your poison with the Jaguars’ lineup. Gamble, a North Texas commit, batted .744 with 22 homers, 13 doubles and 70 RBIs last spring while leading her team to a Class 6A state championship.

Taylor McKittrick, Jr., Moore: A consistent threat at the top of the lineup, McKittrick batted nearly .600 and scored 52 runs while helping the Lions reach the Class 6A state quarterfinals.

Madeline Pack, So., Lexington: A dynamic young hitter, Pack batted nearly .730 with 37 extra-base hits and 75 RBIs while leading Lexington to the state tournament last spring.

Karli Petty, Sr., Southmoore: One of the most dynamic fastpitch players in the state is also dangerous in slowpitch. An Oklahoma State signee, Petty had 38 extra-base hits, 76 RBIs and 65 runs scored last spring as the SaberCats made the semifinals.

Jillian Willige, Sr., Washington: The Murray State commitment did something Washington coach Jace Brewer believes had yet to happen before last spring — she totaled 90 hits. Willige is a leader of the Warriors, a perennial title contender.

Jacob Unruh, Staff writer

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<strong>Westmoore's Kailey Gamble. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</strong>

Westmoore's Kailey Gamble. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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Jacob Unruh

Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the... Read more ›

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