High schools: Q&A with Patricia Padgett, Westmoore slowpitch softball

Jaguars going for consecutive state championships.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: April 29, 2013
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Patricia Padgett, last season's All-City Slowpitch Player of the Year, comes from a family of successful Westmoore softball players.

Her older sisters, Felicia and Amanda, both won consecutive state titles. Starting with a game against No. 10-ranked Southmoore, Padgett, a senior, and No. 1 Westmoore will try to make her the third Padgett to win consecutive state titles.

“I'm the last final chapter in my family to win another state title,” Padgett said.

Q: You get to defend your 2012 title. What are your thoughts? Nervous?

A: “It's really important to my team. I think we're going to go in there carrying ourselves pretty well. We've been preparing ourselves for this for a whole year. We're going to go in there strong.”

What is different from this team versus last year's 

“We've lost a lot of power hitters and gained a lot more base hitters. That's what wins us games.”

Are you worried at all to defend the title while having a No. 1 ranking?

“Not really. People are going to be shooting for us and gunning for us, but I think we'll be able to handle it.”

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by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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