High schools: Melaney Anderson, Westmoore ready for another try

The Jaguars were eliminated in the first round at last season's slowpitch softball state tournament. This spring, Westmoore enters as the favorite to win it all.
by Ryan Aber Published: April 30, 2012

“It's really fun to know when you're good at something but can keep working to get better.”

Away from softball, Anderson spends as much time outdoors as she can manage — hunting, fishing, being around animals, playing tennis for fun, etc.

“That's just how I grew up,” she said. “I love being outside.”

For now, though, Anderson is focused on trying to help bring Westmoore its first slowpitch title since 2007 and its 10th overall.

Westmoore beat Tecumseh 7-5 in early April.

It wasn't Westmoore's best game but Anderson said it left the Jaguars confident.

“We were kind of moving slow and not fully ready,” she said. “They got up on us, then kept it tied for awhile, but we came through in the end.

“If we just get our hits and play like we can, we'll be fine.”

And Westmoore figures to be plenty prepared for a potential semifinal matchup.

They would face the winner of the Moore-Southmoore game.

“I've played with girls from all three schools,” Anderson said. “There's just a lot of good softball players around here and some really good coaches.”

by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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