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McAlester Athletes Named McAlester Area Athletes to Watch – Presented by Pine Cellular

McAlester Area Spring Sports Athletes to Watch 

PLAYERS TO WATCH

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Chance Lott – Indianola

Chance is a highly decorated player, including the fall 2021 All-Area Player of the Year, two-time All-Area, two-time All-Conference.

Gage Mullins – McAlester

Gage is a leader on the team is a great example for younger players to look up to.

Chase Pair & Denver Hamilton – Red Oak

These two are outstanding players for Eagle’s baseball team. The team’s season will be highly impacted by these two athletes. 

Connor Clayton – Stuart

Connor led his team in hitting the past two years. This fall, he hit .540 with seventeen doubles. He also led his team in pitching. Connor is a great athlete and an even better young man.

SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL

Cady Myers – Buffalo Valley

Cady is a sophomore with an incredible combo of power and bat speed in her swing. She hits for a very high average that really fits into the lineup where power is also needed. She is a great teammate always ready to step up in big moments to help her team succeed. 

Courtnee Sensibaugh – Hartshorne

She is a team player, pushes her teammates to be their very best. Courtnee helps the program to achieve on, and off the field.

Maci Mitchell – Indianola

Maci has been the heart and soul of the Indianola girl’s athletics program. She has been pivotal to the success of the team.

Halle Giaudrone – Kiowa

Halle hits for average and power, she is a great teammate, she is also a solid defensive player

Casey Woods – McAlester

Casey will be playing shortstop for the Lady Buffs. She has great footwork, is strong, and is a great hitter. Casey is just a freshman and she has a bright future ahead of her.

Trinity Wiseman – Pittsburg

She is very athletic. She can play any position on the field. She leads by example in every practice and game. She can hit with power and a high average. She will be hard to replace.

Ashlynn Franklin – Quinton

Ashlynn has been a QHS Slowpitch pitcher since she was a freshman. She is always energetic and upbeat. As a Senior leader, she is focused on seeing and helping her team succeed in all aspects of the game of softball as well as life.

Ashton Grogan – Red Oak

A player that has and will be a dominating force in the circle. Her performance last year was spectacular in the state tournament.

Addison Moore – Savanna 

Addison Moore is our senior that plays 3rd. Her size and her strength makes it more comfortable when she gets up at bat. She is able to put a lot of power behind the ball.

Braelyn Blasengame – Stuart 

Braelyn works extremely hard at everything she does, she is active in a number of other activities. She was selected as an Oklahoma Fast Pitch All-State player and has signed to play with Eastern Oklahoma State College.

Shay Vanderburg – Wilburton

Shay is a four-year starter. She is the team’s leadoff and just has that “it” factor that makes people want to follow her.

BOYS SOCCER

Jayden Fabry – McAlester

Jayden is in his senior year at McAlester. He is an athlete that is capable of playing any position on the field. He can be slotted into any position on the field and make it look like it is his natural position. 

GIRLS SOCCER

Allison Bond – McAlester

Bond is a four-year captain. She brings vocal leadership to the team as she anchors the defense. Not only is she a competitor on the field, but in the classroom as well. Her academics are as impressive as her athletics. She is a true leader, providing wisdom to teammates and classmates alike.

UNDERCLASSMEN TO WATCH

BASEBALL

Josh O’Dell – Indianola

Josh is a great kid that has a high baseball IQ. 

Caden Lesnau – McAlester

A hard worker on the field and in the classroom, Lesnau has a bright future in the game of baseball. 

Brex Caldwell – Red Oak

Brex brings a lot of skill to the team. WIth continued hard work, he will be big-time player for the next few years. 

Drevon Colbert – Stuart

He is a coachable player that does a great job of working on his game and making improvements. 

SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL

Jayda Moore – Hartshorne

Jayda is a freshman that has helped the Lady Miners as an outfielder. Her work ethic is one of the best on the team. The team is excited to see her grow as a player for the Lady Miners.

Graci Ward – Indianola

Graci pitches on the school’s fastpitch team, but she can play any position that her slow pitch team needs her to. 

Alison Wolfenbarger – Kiowa

Alison is a good athlete and is fundamentally sound in the field.

Madison Ayers – McAlester

Madison is a great player, she plays in the outfield during the slow-pitch season and third base during the fall. She is fast and will travel to get balls to hit in the outfield. She is fundamentally sound.

Raina Meashintubby – Pittsburg

She is really good defensively. She hits for average. She is the team’s morale leader, constantly reassuring her teammates and building them up. She is an important part of the team’s success.

Tannah Davison – Quinton

Tannah played first base last spring as a freshman and had a .414 avg with three home runs and 28 RBI. She is expected to have bigger numbers this season. She is always willing to play wherever she is needed.

Cady Ammons, Lexi Ober and Abbie Tovar – Red Oak

Already proven performers at the plate as well as defensively, all three players have the talent to individually change the outcome of a game. 

Sophia Calistro – Savanna 

Sophia is our sophomore that has the nose speed on the team. From playing short it makes it hard to get a ball past her and as soon as she hits the ball it is hard to be able to keep up with her as she is rounding the bases.

Haddie Lindley – Stuart 

Haddie pitched for us last year as a freshman and led us to the state tournament.

Tegan Tilley – Wilburton

Tegan has the desire to be the best at whatever she does. She excels in basketball, fastpitch, slowpitch, and track. She’s also very competitive in the rodeo scene.

BOYS SOCCER

Ronaldo Martinez – McAlester

Ronaldo is an outstanding kid that works hard to be his best when he gets on the field. 

GIRLS SOCCER

Rihanna Kelly – McAlester

She is a tough competitor and gives her all in practice and in

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