Westmoore wins Class 6A slowpitch softball title

by Ryan Aber Published: May 1, 2012

Westmoore's Alysa Phillips looked up at the scoreboard after the Jaguars finished off an 18-7, five-inning win Tuesday over Tulsa Union to take the Class 6A championship and shook her head.

“It's so surreal,” Phillips said. “I just keep asking myself, ‘Is this really happening?'

“This is the best moment of my life.”

Earlier in the day, Westmoore beat Tecumseh 13-9 and Moore 12-0 to advance to the finals at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

Two years ago, Westmoore lost to the Redskins in the championship game.

Earlier this year, Union beat Westmoore 7-4.

Phillips kept her eye on the other results through the first two rounds, hoping for another shot at Union.

“The entire day, all day I'm thinking we want to play Union for the championship,” she said. “We expected it to go seven innings and be very close but that just shows how hard this team fought.”

Jaguars coach Steve Schwarz wasn't as convinced.

“I think there are other teams I would've liked to have seen,” Schwarz said. “They've got a great team. They're a class ballclub.”

Westmoore was in some trouble early when the Redskins scored five in the first, pounding out eight hits.

But the Jaguars fought back to tie it in the third, helped by a solo home run from Patty Padgett, before Union briefly regained the lead.

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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