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Southmoore's Katelyn Brown named Gatorade Oklahoma Softball Player of the Year

by Jacob Unruh Published: June 5, 2014
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Southmoore's Katelyn Brown was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Softball Player of the Year on Thursday. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Southmoore's Katelyn Brown was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Softball Player of the Year on Thursday. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Southmoore pitcher Katelyn Brown was named Gatorade’s Oklahoma Softball Player of the Year on Thursday, capping a strong senior season in which she helped the SaberCats win two state championships.

Brown, who was The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Player of the Year, went 22-2 with a 0.37 ERA in the fall. She recorded 212 strikeouts. She also hit .449 and drove in 34 runs.

During the spring slowpitch season, she excelled in the outfield, hitting .579 with four homers and 40 RBIs.

She has signed to play at Southern Nazarene University.

The two championships are the first titles in Southmoore school history in a female sport, and come just months after the devastating May 20 tornado that struck Moore.

The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.

Brown is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year award, which will be announced later this month.

by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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