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State slowpitch softball notebook: Red Oak holds on; Rattan repeats

Red Oak defeated Leedey to win the Class A title, while Rattan defeated Fletcher to repeat as Class 3A state champion.
BY JASON KERSEY Published: May 2, 2012


Fresh off its first girls basketball state championship since 1974, Fairview made its first slowpitch softball state tournament appearance Wednesday with several of the same cast members.

Mike Barton, who was The Oklahoman's Super 5 Coach of the Year after leading Fairview to the Class 2A basketball title, also coaches the softball team.

Junior Olivia Mason started for the basketball team, and is the softball team's shortstop. Freshman Sadie Mason, who played a key role off the bench on the hardwood, played third base.

The results weren't the same on the diamond though, as Fairview lost its first-round game 13-1 to eventual 3A runner-up Fletcher.


In addition to their on-field slowpitch softball state titles, Rattan (3A) and Red Oak (A) claimed the academic championship for their respective classes.

In Class 2A, Okarche, which didn't qualify for the state tournament, won the academic title.