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Little All-City softball: Little Axe's Andee Frazier is player of the year

by Ryan Aber Published: November 24, 2012
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photo - Andee Frazier, Little Axe, Little All-City Softball Player of the Year, Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman
Andee Frazier, Little Axe, Little All-City Softball Player of the Year, Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman

Little Axe was ranked No. 1 in the preseason and kept that ranking throughout.

Frazier set the tone in late August, pitching a perfect game and striking out 20 of 21 batters against Lone Grove at the same ASA Hall of Fame Stadium complex where she would lead her team to a state title just a few months later.

In that perfect game, Little Axe coach Mike Bread came up to Frazier midway through and told her she hadn't allowed a baserunner.

Conventional wisdom and superstition say to avoid talking about perfect games and no-hitters while they're in progress, but Frazier never shied away from pressure.

“I like the pressure,” she said. “It's something I've always been able to handle pretty well.

“It gives you another edge to go twice as hard.”

Like her sister, Frazier will continue her softball career in college. She has signed with Missouri-Kansas City.

In a couple years, there could be another Frazier pitching for the Indians — younger sister Kendell is 13.

“She's the one with the pressure now,” Devon said.