Since 2012, Westmoore slowpitch softball coach Steve Schwartz has seen a change on the field with Destinie Lookout.
The Jaguars’ senior has developed into one of the most feared hitters in the state, while developing a maturity the team needs looking to return to the top of Class 6A following a one-year absence.
“She’s really starting to become a leader, she’s working harder and harder, and she knows what goals to meet now,” Schwartz said. “She’s basically ready for college now. It’s very good to see her grow up the way she has.”
Lookout, a corner infielder who has signed with Oklahoma, is already off to a torrid start this season with seven home runs in just eight games entering Monday for the fifth-ranked Jaguars.
Schwartz said at that pace, Lookout has a chance to set the school record this spring.
“I’d say I’m a lot more comfortable,” Lookout said. “I used to not really trust my swing, but now I trust it because if I didn’t have a good swing I wouldn’t be going to OU. I definitely feel more comfortable in the batter’s box now as a senior.”
Lookout, who serves as the pitcher in slowpitch, said she skipped 16-and-under leagues entirely, playing at a higher level that helped propel her on the field.
As a result, she can hit with power, but she prefers Westmoore focus on hitting line drives consistently this season.