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Three softball players named all-state, one nabs alternate role

All-State players Savannah Evans, Raegan Edwards and Kailee Reese
5dc1f1d01df9cCourtesy Buzzworthy Photos

Courtesy Buzzworthy Photos

Four Broken Arrow Senior softball players continued to gain accolades as Savannah Evans, Kailee Reese, and Raegan Edwards were named to the Oklahoma High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association 2019 Large East All-State team, while Auryanna Johnson was named as an All-State Alternate.

Evans and Reese, both listed as all-state pitchers, offered Coach Randall King two quality options when it came to selecting a game-day starter.

Evans went 19-1 on the season in 21 starts, with her only loss coming in the state semifinal against Owasso. She led the pitching staff with 90 strikeouts while registering a 1.10 ERA. Reese was 11-2 and allowed just 62 hits in 72.1 innings. She registered 39 strikeouts and posted a 2.52 ERA.

“Savannah had a huge impact on our team this year, not only in the circle but at the plate and with her leadership,” King said. “Kailee, with the movement she had on her pitches, helped our pitching staff be one of the best in the state.”

The first baseman Edwards was Broken Arrow’s only senior on the infield. She hit .337 with six home runs and 14 doubles, while driving in and scoring 35 runs in each category. Edwards also showed she was willing to take one for the team, getting hit by a team-high seven pitches.

“Raegan has been a big part of the middle of our order the last three years and also played a big part in the leadership of our team,” King said.

Johnson, the team’s No. 2 hitter, carried a .436 average this season and led the team with 12 sacrifices. She scored 34 runs.

Evans, Reese and Edwards are scheduled to play in the OHSFSCA All-State Game in the summer of 2020. As an alternate, Johnson is not scheduled to play in the All-State Game at this time.

“I am proud of each one of these player’s accomplishments on and off of the field,” King added.