Carl Albert’s Rogers named player of the year
By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Several Mid-Del softball players received postseason honors.
Carl Albert, Midwest City and Del City had players named to the district, conference, and region teams.
Carl Albert earned numerous awards following another successful season. The Titans finished state runner-up in Class 5A for the second consecutive season. It was the team’s fourth year in a row to reach the 5A state title game.
Senior catcher Abbey Rogers was named the Player of the Year in District 5A-1. She hit .439 with 5 home runs and 36 RBIs.
Marissa Frolich (Pitcher), Nia Long (Outfield), Aerin Talley (Utility) and Bryce Atkins (Utility) were selected to the all-district team and Alexis Williams received honorable mention.
Frolich went 23-13 in the circle with a 1.99 ERA and 173 strikeouts. She also led the Titans with 46 RBIs.
Talley hit .327 and led the team with a .735 slugging percentage despite missing several games with injury.
Atkins had a .352 batting average and hit 14 doubles and drove in 25 runs.
Williams hit .326 with 5 doubles and 28 RBIs.
Carl Albert’s Colin White and Terry Brierton of Lawton Eisenhower were named Co-Coaches of the Year.
Midwest City’s Maliyah Patton (Outfield) and Makiah Thompson (First Base/Utility) were both selected to the District 6A-2 team. Nayani Brown and Ryen Gaddis were second team selections.
The Bombers also earned several honors in the Big 8 Conference Awards.
Patton was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Thompson and Brown were first-team selections, and Gaddis and Sophia Worthy were honorable mention.
Patton was also named to the all-region team as an outfielder.
The Eagles claimed several awards following their run to the state tournament.
In the District 5A-2 awards, Lauren Bratcher was named the Pitcher of the Year and freshman JuJu Johnson earned Offensive Player of the Year honors.
Emily Scrimshire was named to the all-district team at catcher, and Sarah Fowler and Taylor Mesna were named as utility players.
Bratcher posted a 1.34 ERA with 107 strikeouts in the circle, while hitting .362 at the plate.
Johnson hit .516 with 5 home runs and 20 RBIs.
Scrimshire led her team with 7 doubles and was second in hitting with .423 average.
Bratcher also earned all-region honors as a utility player.