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Caddo Bruins Softball Team Spotlight Presented By Shamrock Bank

Winning both softball state championships in the same school year is a rare feat; but to complete the sweep in back to back fashion is proof that the accomplishments of Caddo Lady Bruins softball are reserved for one of Oklahoma’s best programs regardless of classification.

Talented and confident, the Lady Brusts have compiled impressive results as they have won four consecutive softball state championships posting a combined 146-13 win-loss record over the past two school years. Even more dominating is the fact that Caddo has recorded 64 shutout victories that includes 37 times this year where Caddo kept their opponents scoreless.

What is it they say, if we don’t let the opponent score, we’re going to win,” said head coach Dustin McKay with a wry smile in his voice. “Defense is definitely a big part of our signature of success in both seasons. I’m proud of the fact that we moved up to Class 3A this spring and still turned a total of 37 double plays and won 37 times on way to winning the championship.

McKay, who completed his seventh year at the Bryan County school, gives all the credit to the players.

“These girls are a gritty bunch that are committed to do Whatever it takes to win,” said McKay. “And they do it without any drama. They’re a close knit group on an off the field and everyone of them were never satisfied but always working hard to get better everyday.”

During the 2022-23 school year the Lady Bruins were near flawless in their efforts.

Last fall, Caddo went 41-1 on their way to winning the Class A fastpitch title. Then after a 26-3 state runner-up in basketball, the group grabbed their gloves and bats and finished 37-4 to win the Class 3A state championship.

With three seniors including 4-year starter Emily Robinson, who will play college basketball at Oral Roberts next season along with Paityn Lowry and Kylee Wingfield now graduated, opponents of the Lady Bruins can expect nothing to change. The only junior this season shortstop Kadey McKay, who is already committed to play college softball at the University of Oklahoma, will return as well as seven sophomores Timber Hensley (2B), Rylan Peevyhouse (3B), Logan Busby (P), Jaycie Nichols (OF), Jordyn Nichols (1B), Anna Adair (OF) and Jaryn Little (UTL). A trio of talented freshmen that definitely contribute as well include Kayden Cowan (OF), Brilee Tyson (OF), and Presley Beck (C). 

“Top to bottom they do all the little things right, focused from the start and then when we start stringing hits together, it’s really fun to watch,” said McKay.

Can they continue their string of championships next year? The coach of the Lady Bruins answered with one expectation.

“We’re going to have the right kids back on the field that will give us the opportunity to make another good showing plus we’ll add five freshmen that know how to win,” said McKay. “The players on our previous teams have built a winning tradition and now we have to build on that tradition and keep it going. I’m looking forward to it.”


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