Two Oologah softball players have carried on anAllStatefamily tradition.
Seniors Alex Edinger and Hunter Jeffs have been selected for the Middle East All State Softball Team. Edinger was selected as a utility player/third base and Jeffs was chosen as a pitcher.
Both of girl’s mother’s wereAllStatesoftball players from Oologah. Kim Edinger madeAllStateas an outfielder in 1985 and Carmen Jeffs was anAllStatecatcher in 1987.
“I’ve wanted to follow in my Mom’s footsteps and be on theAllStateboard with her since I was a little girl,” Edinger said.
Edinger and Jeffs help lead the Lady Mustangs to the state tournament the last four years. Oologah won the 4A state championship in 2012. Both girls said the state championship last year was the highlight of their softball careers at Oologah.
Edinger and Jeffs wrapped up their high school softball careers with an impressive 115-38 winning record.
Jeffs had a 2.24 ERA her senior year and she had 186 strikeouts and only 23 walks. Jeffs also had a batting average of .400.
“It’s been my goal to makeAllStatesince my freshmen year,” Jeffs said.
Jeffs was an All Conference player and she was selected as the Lady Mustangs Offensive Player of the Year. She has signed to play at theUniversityofCentral Arkansas.
“Hunter pitching all four years in this program with it’s tradition is an impressive feat and to come back from shoulder surgery and do what she did this year shows a lot of courage,” Oologah head coach Kerry Hallman said.
Edinger had a .388 batting average her senior season. She had 114 trips to the plate and only struck out three times.
Edinger’s speed made her a constant threat to steal bases. Edinger has signed to play forArkansasTechUniversity.
“Alex was a solid starter for four years. She’s a great fielder and when she got on base, most of the time she scored,” coach Hallman said.
Edinger received the Lady Mustang Pride and Excellence Award at their annual banquet and junior Ashley Edwards received the Sasha Owens Award.