CHICKASHA – The Drover softball team (23-19, 5-11) already has battled its tough, nationally-ranked conference foes and now looks to finish the season with some significant wins, first baseman Sara Reeves said.
“We definitely put our better teams at the beginning of the season,” she said. “With these games coming in, we can pull through a lot of wins. I think we’ll finish strong in the season; hopefully get a good seed in the conference tournament.”
Reeves is a four-year starter at first base for the Drovers and says the coaching staff and her teammates have helped her grow in those four years on the field.
“The coaches helped me out a lot. Coach (Jadyn) Wallis and Coach (Ken) Richardson both inspire me a lot and help me be a stronger player,” she said. “And the girls also, you know, they are very uplifting.”
Out of high school in Konawa, Reeves had multiple offers to play softball and ultimately decided USAO was the best fit for her. Four years later, she is set to graduate in just a few weeks.
“I could have gone to East Central, but I think I have a way better opportunity here to play ball, and it turned out for the better,” Reeves said. “I don’t regret my choice one bit. I’d do it all over again.”