EDMOND — PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Edmond North senior pitcher
From the plate and the circle, Dixon propelled the Huskies to the state championship this year. The four-year starter at pitcher threw 25 of North’s 40 games this season, compiling a 23-1 record with a 1.27 earned run average and 224 strikeouts to just 76 walks. She tied for the team lead with 41 RBIs, hit .452, scored 15 runs, stole three bases and knocked a pair of home runs.
In the state title game against Moore, she went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple, drove in two runs, and allowed only two runs on three hits in six innings.
A four-time All-Edmond softball selection and the local coaches’ unanimous pick as player of the year this season, Dixon signed a letter of intent to play for Marshall University next fall.
Edmond Memorial senior pitcher
Squier led from the plate (.419, 17 RBIs, 25 runs) and the circle (22-9, 1.58 ERA, 154 strikeouts to 55 walks). She also drew a team-high 25 walks and handled 93 balls defensively at pitcher. Coaches point to her leadership and athleticism as reasons for the Lady Bulldogs’ success, as Squier pitched all but two of Memorial’s games this season. She signed to play at Oklahoma Christian University.
Edmond Memorial senior catcher
Memorial coach Janet Chartney says Smith is by far the best fundamental defensive catcher to come through the school in a long time. She was hitting .460 when she was sidelined by a midseason concussion, and returned to hit .330 and turn in 27 runs, 14 walks and nine RBIs on the season, despite finishing the year with a dislocated kneecap. She’ll play for Division I University of North Texas in 2013.
Edmond Memorial senior first baseman
Littles hit 10 home runs this season, giving her 21 career round-trippers. She was tops on the Bulldogs in runs (39), RBIs (34) and batting average (.483). She hit in 26 of Memorial’s 33 games, and had multiple hits in 11 of those. Littles walked 22 times and turned in a slugging percentage of .944. She will be a University of Central Oklahoma Broncho next fall.