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Class 3A softball: Andee Frazier pitches Little Axe to another state title

Little Axe downed Sequoyah-Tahlequah, 1-0, to win the Class 3A state fastpitch softball championship at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, a place that must feel like a second home to Andee Frazier.
by Ed Godfrey Published: October 6, 2012
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photo - Little Axe players celebrate after winning the 3A OSSAA Championship softball game between against Sequoyah at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Little Axe players celebrate after winning the 3A OSSAA Championship softball game between against Sequoyah at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

Allen erased Sequoyah-Tahlequah's best scoring opportunity in the second inning. The freshman right fielder gunned down Sequoyah-Tahlequah's Rhanda Walker going from first to third on a one-hop throw to Little Axe third baseman Aubree Branch.

“Perfect throw,” Turtle said. “We took a chance right there.”

However, it was Frazier who did the heavy lifting as usual for Little Axe, allowing just five base runners in the game on two hits and three walks.

“She gets you to chasing the high pitch,” Turtle said. “And she has been here three years now. She doesn't get rattled much. If you keep chasing and chasing, she is going to keep throwing it up there, and we did.”

Bread said Frazier has great movement on her pitches.

“She is really smart about how much speed to put on the ball to get the optimum movement,” he said. “We know we have a chance to win every time we get on the field with Andee. We just got to find someway to score a run.”

One run was all Little Axe needed Saturday to hoist the championship trophy for a third straight time.

“People depend on me,” said Frazier, who plans to pitch for the University of Missouri-Kansas City. “I told myself I have been in the position two times before so it's nothing new, just get through it.

“I would have never thought (three years ago) that I would have been a three-time state champion. It's a great surprise, but it's awesome. They are all pretty sweet, but being my senior year and finishing out on top, it just feels amazing.”

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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