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