Wildcats News · Softball: McDermott named All-State, 13 teammates take home postseason honors

Molly McDermott (Sr.) was named to the 2018 Large West All-State team, joining coach Keith Coleman on the squad. (Photo by David Owen)

By Trey Hunter
Sports Editor

It’s award season for Oklahoma high school softball and Piedmont took home plenty of hardware.

A total of 14 Wildcats garnished either All-State, All-District or All-Region honors and team selections as well as recognition from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Senior Molly McDermott was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Fastpitch Softball Association Large West All-State team, the school’s 27th overall All-State player. Coach Keith Coleman was also nominated as the Large West team’s coach.

McDermott hit .437 this season with a team-high eight home runs and a .958 slugging percentage. She also hit 11 doubles and drove in 38 runs and will be signing her national letter of intent to Murray State University.

This will be the first time Coleman has headed the Large West team and third time coaching in the game overall, having coached the Large East team twice. His teams have won back-to-back 5A District 2 championships with a run to the state finals last year and a run to the semifinals this season.

The 5A-2 All-District team looks a lot like Piedmont’s roster.

Thirteen players, including juniors Chloe Bohuslavicky, Cozee Clark and Jade Rowland garnished district awards and team selections.

Bohuslavicky was named 5A-2 Player of the Year after pitching her way to a 19-4 record with 95 strikeouts and a 2.14 earned run average.

Clark was named Defensive Player of the Year after finishing with a .920 fielding percentage, including 53 assists and 16 putouts.

Rowland was named Newcomer of the Year after hitting .467 with six home runs and a team-high 47 RBIs during her first season in Piedmont.

McDermott and juniors Kennedi Morelock, Ellie Griffin, Rikki Hadley and Jordan Collins were all named to the All-District First Team – McDermott and Collins in the outfield, Morelock at second base, Griffin at catcher and Hadley as a utility player.

Senior Tara Hibbler and juniors Sydney Kozikoski and Ashlyn Brown were named to the All-District Second Team – Kozikoski and Brown in the outfield and Hibbler at shortstop.

Senior Tori McNabb and junior Mehgan Ray were named All-District Honorable Mention – McNabb at pitcher and Ray as a utility player.

Morelock also took home honors from the NFCA who placed her on the South Central All-Region First Team. She was also selected as a Second Team All-American.