High School All-Stars battle Oklahoma Legends

Oklahoma softballers live up to their legends


By Ryan Horton

Managing Editor

The Oklahoma Legends played a select group of high school softballers in an exhibition game in Shawnee Wednesday night, July 8.

The scrimmage contest was the opener to a tournament sponsored by Fastpitch Future Softball that featured players from all over the world the following weekend.

The players that faced the Oklahoma Legends were chosen by coaches of the teams participating in the tournament.

Choctaw High School was especially well represented with two coaches returning to the field as OU alumnae and Class of 2020 standout Avery Clark returning to the field for the first time since a cancer diagnosis earlier in her senior year.

Choctaw’s Avery Clark moves for a ball in the outfield vs. the Oklahoma Legends. (PHOTO BY RYAN HORTON)

Clark took the field against CHS head coach Lindsey Mudgett and coach Dani Dobbs.

Also, Clark’s future Seminole State College coach, Amber Flores, was among the Oklahoma Legends on the roster.

The Legends captured a 9-1 victory in four innings.

Choctaw head coach Lindsey Mudgett (catcher) and coach Dani Dobbs (21) take the field for the Oklahoma Legends vs. High School All-Stars. (PHOTO BY RYAN HORTON)

The game was decided early by score, but the teams played on to make sure all the high school seniors got a turn at bat.

“Home Run Queen” Lauren Chamberlain returned to the plate in front of the packed field, and help make some great memories for some local high school players. Chamberlain is the NCAA’s career home run leader with 95. She competed for the University of Oklahoma from 2012-15.

CHS head coach Lindsey Mudgett completes a throw, while returning to the field as catcher for the Oklahoma Legends. (PHOTO BY RYAN HORTON)

The game was streamed on Facebook live by the Hatfield Softball Academy.

Oklahoma’s “Home Run Queen” Lauren Chamberlain watches the ball after connecting in her return to the plate vs. a standout group high school players last week. (PHOTO BY RYAN HORTON)

 

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