All Edmond Softball First Team
Emily Hott, Deer Creek, Middle Infield, Co-Player of the Year
Hott produced the most direct wins for any team across the area. Two of her five total home runs directly impacted outcomes this season — like a two-out walkoff against North on Aug. 30, and two-run shot that won Creek their first 6A Regional Title. Hott’s clutch factor was just a bonus, too. A leader-by-example from the field, the senior fielded at a .950 percentage, while hitting .470 with 46 hits.
Natalia Jones, Santa Fe, Middle Infield, Co-Player of the Year
It’s scary how much Jones was able to improve on her senior season. Already a .439 career batter for the Wolves, Jones came into 2018 shattering anything the green had seen previously. Setting a new single-season batting average record, Jones hit .515 with 12 doubles and 14 RBIs. She also fielded at a .970 average, raising her already great career stats all across the board.
Jacee Minter, North, Pitcher, Offensive Player of the Year
Minter was hands-down the best batter Edmond saw. Finishing with an Edmond-best 55 hits, on an Edmond-best .561 average, the junior hit successfully in over half of her attempts for the second year in a row. Included in that was another 10 home runs, and perhaps the only thing preventing the junior from leading in RBIs and claiming a potential Edmond Triple Crown was that she batted leadoff. But still, among all those leadoff batters in Edmond, OK, Minter’s 28 RBIs was a most.
Caitlyn Wells, Deer Creek, Pitcher, Defensive Player of the Year
Wells was a force out on the mound and at the plate this season. Creek’s leading RBI producer, she feasted hitting third behind base-grabbers Hott and Odom. She finished the year with a 16-1 pitching record and operated on a 2.643 ERA. Wells will return with a vengeance for her swan song senior season, too, after a severely sprained ankle kept her from the circle in this year’s state semifinals.
Tresha Yager, Oklahoma Christian Academy, Pitcher
Senior leader Yager had some of the nastiest stuff from the circle this season, striking out 119 opposing batters on 104 innings of work. Flipping the script saw Yager succeed in the opposite side of the equation, hitting .452 on the year, with 26 RBIs and reaching safely in half of her at-bats — all while only striking out a single time.
Terin Ritz, Deer Creek, Designated Hitter
Ritz led a high-powered Creek offense in batting average (.511) and home runs (11) in her sophomore campaign. One of the best power hitters in the state, Ritz tag-teamed with Wells to form one of the best 1-2 pitching punches in Class 6A.
Amy Crabaugh, North, Catcher
Crabaugh’s senior season went just as well as one could hope. She hit for a .410 average, including 14 extra-base hits and four home runs — all while being a fundamentally sound backstop for North behind the plate.
Crislyn Cole, Memorial, Corner Infield
Cole was essential for Memorial. The only senior leader on a young, Bulldog roster, Cole led the team by example. She hit 41 times (.410) for seven doubles and a home run, while anchoring the defense from first base.
Hailey Evans, Deer Creek, Corner Infield
Another sophomore standout for Creek, Evans flipped to first base after starting her freshman season on the hot-corner for the Lady Antlers. She fielded 201 defensive chances correctly for a .976 percentage, and she had 46 hits and 34 RBIs batting cleanup this year.
Kaitlyn Jones, North, Outfield
Arguably the strongest performer amongst all teams at this year’s state tournament, Jones thrived in her move to center field. Batting a season-long .441, Jones hit a walk-off single in the semifinals that rocketed North into the state championship game — a game after she hit a game-deciding double in an extra-inning brawl in the quarterfinals.
Shayleigh Odom, Deer Creek, Outfield
Odom was crucial for Creek in the 2-hole this season. Her strong bat punished pitchers that elected to pitch around leadoff Hott, and she hit 46 times in 2018. Her speed helped out on the base path, and it was on display in dead center, too, where she reached 43 of her 44 fieldable balls successfully.
Beth McAnally, Memorial, Outfield
McAnally was crucial for the Bulldog outfield, fielding all 54 of her tries successfully for a perfect fielding percentage. Offensively, she boasted a .447 average with 46 hits.
All Edmond Softball Second Team
Evy Aud, North, Pitcher
Aud tossed the most innings for North this season, tallying 107 outings and amassing a 13-3 overall record. She also recorded successful saves in all six of her tries, and she struck out a team-best 70 batters on the year.
Jordan Bowman, Santa Fe, Pitcher
Bowman finished her final year for the Wolves strongly, striking out 61 opposing batters and posting a 2.90 ERA. Offensively, Bowman had a .300 batting average alongside a near .400 on-base percentage.
Brett Smith, Deer Creek, Catcher
Creek had one of the best pitching duos — and some of that has to come back to their catcher. Smith was the dependable and reliable for the Antlers this season, and her season-long plate-improvement paired with her senior leadership to create one of the most influential catchers in the area.
Emily Deramus, North, Middle Infield — Newcomer of the Year
Deramus was probably the greatest addition head coach Rick Nordyke could hope for. A stingy shortstop, she allowed Jones to move to a more natural position, while also giving an already potent Husky offense another viable bat — one that hit six home runs and 32 RBIs in her inaugural year.
Chloe White, Santa Fe, Middle Infield
White stepped up when the Wolves were found lacking of a true shortstop. Moving to the role, White fielded 84 percent of her 87 total chances, all while hitting three home runs and 29 RBIs on a .435 average at the plate.
Kamryn Garvie, North, Corner Infield
Garvie complimented North’s power-offense perfectly this year, hitting five home run and 32 RBIs, while scoring 27 more times herself in 2018.
Liz Carter, Santa Fe, Corner Infield
Carter bounced between first and the mound for Santa Fe this season, raking in a .977 fielding percentage and proving valuable for the Wolves when they needed another name to step up into the circle this season.
Macy Stockton, Deer Creek, Outfield
Junior Stockton provided the Antlers with another strong outfielder. Combining with Odom, the pair made sure any ball that came right of center was gobbled up, and the 7 hole even thrice plated doubles that gave Creek scoring chances deep in their offensive lineup.
Emersen Heron, Memorial, Outfield
Heron was another of Edmond’s 1-2 punches. From the mound, she struck out 164 batters in just over 100 innings of work, and she only made two errors in 60 tries out in the outfield. Without Heron, the Bulldogs would have struggled to remain competitive in games — the same ones she pushed to the maroon’s favor this season.
ALL EDMOND SOFTBALL HONARABLE MENTIONS
Karley Miller, Oklahoma Christian Academy, Middle Infield
Caylor Cole, Memorial, Middle Infield
Taylor Duncan, Oklahoma Christian Academy, Corner Infield
Derrica Rogers, Oklahoma Christian Academy, Catcher
Mandi Lenon, Memorial, Catcher
Jill Dickson, Memorial, Pitcher