Carney, Cole, Rote head list of BA softball awards
Six Tigers named All-District, three gain Honorable Mention
McKayla Carney, Maci Cole and Emma Rote head a list of Broken Arrow Tigers who earned honors for the 2020 fastpitch softball season.
Carney, Cole and Rote were named to the Oklahoma High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association’s Large East All-State Team. The senior trio also received All-Region 10 and Class 6A All-District 4 recognition.
Broken Arrow, who finished the season 22-10 and 12-1 in district, had six players named all-district and three earn honorable mention. Joining Cole, Carney and Rote as all-district selections were Kyleigh Lamont, Maddie Messenger and Saige Smith. Evie Herring, Adison Normandin and Emma Trine were honorable mention.
Carney, a four-year starter in the Tiger infield, hit a team-best .400 from the leadoff spot. Her 42 runs scored also were tops on the team, as was her 1.179 OPS (on-base plus slugging), powered by her team-high eight doubles.
Cole, who found a home at second base after starting her varsity career as a freshman catcher, committed just fiver errors in 105 chances to lead all infielders with a .952 fielding percentage. At the plate, Cole led the team with four home runs, 36 RBIs, and 37 hits. Her .378 batting average was second best on the team.
Rote, who missed much of the season with an injury, pitched just 42 innings, but posted a 5-2 record with a team-best 1.00 ERA. She struck out 37, while allowing just six earned runs and 17 hits. Offensively, Rote hit .346, scored 22 runs and led the team with 10 stolen bases. She was selected as a pitcher and utility player for the OHSFCA All-State Game, which is scheduled to be played June 11 or 12 at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond.
Lamont, a junior catcher, hit .340 with 25 RBIs and 24 runs scored.
A sophomore, Messenger was selected as a utility player on the All-District team, but played third base for the Tigers. She hit .367 while driving in 22 runs and scoring 14.
Smith, a junior pitcher, also dealt with an injury late in the season. She appeared in 14 games for the Tigers and complied a 4-4 record. She posted a 1.23 ERA with 40 strikeouts and allowed just nine earned runs.
Herring, a senior, had a .970 fielding percentage to lead all outfielders. She hit .273, drove in 18 runs and scored 19 times.
The junior Normandin led the BA pitching staff with 17 appearances, 14 starts and a 10-4 record. She struck out 69 batters and finished the season with a 2.41 ERA.
Trine, the Tigers sophomore first baseman, hit .339 with 17 RBIs.