Grace Jarvis named district player of the year
Several Lady Tigers receive all-region, all-district recognition
Grace Jarvis was named the 2018 All-District 4 Softball Player of the Year and heads a list of Broken Arrow players who were named all-district and All-Region 10.
Randall King, who guided Broken Arrow to a 32-6-2 record, undefeated district title and the school’s 35th appearance in the softball state tournament, was named Coach of the Year.
Jarvis, a senior shortstop, led the Lady Tigers in several offensive categories. She hit .504 with an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 1.38. She scored a team best 57 runs, while driving in 42. Jarvis was tops on the squad with 20 doubles and six triples. She also led the team with 24 stolen bases.
Joining Jarvis on both teams were pitcher Brooke Mason and outfielder Chloe Jameson.
Broken Arrow had four additional players on the all-district squad: Pitcher Kailee Reese, first baseman Reagan Edwards, second baseman McKayla Carney and third baseman Maci Cole.
Ryan Denny, Evie Herring, Anita Hall and Auryana Johnson received district honorable mention recognition.
Jameson, a senior center fielder, committed just one error in 40 outfield chances. She hit .315 and scored 33 runs for the Lady Tigers.
Mason and Reese offered King two reliable options inside the pitching circle. Mason, a senior, ended the year with a 12-2 record, 2.29 ERA, and struck out 59 batters over 82 2/3 innings. The junior Reese, was 15-4 with a 1.79 ERA on the season. She struck out 66 batters over her 117 innings pitched.
First baseman Edwards, a junior, led the team with six home runs and 48 RBIs.
Carney, a sophomore, committed just five errors in 155 chances at second base. The Lady Tigers leadoff hitter was tops on the team with 71 hits, good for a .497 average.
Cole, another sophomore, moved from her position as starting catcher last season to third base this year. She committed just five errors at her corner infield spot. Her .965 fielding percentage was second only to Carney’s .968 among Tiger infielders. Cole hit .371 and was third on the team in runs scored with 34.
Denny, a freshman, batted .316 and stole 11 bases. Herring, a sophomore, batted .313 on the year. The junior Hall hit .378 and finished the season with no errors in 120 chances. Johnson hit .414 and committed just one error as a junior outfielder.