The Lady Switchbacks, a local 12-and-Under fastpitch softball team, won the USSSA 12-and-Under Class B State Championship June 24-26 in Moore.
The Switchbacks trailed 1-0 to the Oklahoma City Sox after three innings in the title game before knotting the score at 1-1 with a run in the top of the fourth. Then, with Chelsea Alexander at third with two minutes left in the time limit in the top of the seventh, Alexis Lambert drove in the game-winning run with a single up the middle. Lambert drove in both runs in the title game.
Pitcher Madison Worcester faced 94 batters during the tournament and finished with 49 strikeouts in leading them to the title. The Lady Switchbacks went undefeated in the event, and Worcester was named the Most Valuable Player.
Tanna Davis pitched four shutout inning on day two of the tournament in a 5-2 win over the OKC Velocity. There were 18 teams in the tough state tournament field.
It’s the second straight summer head coach Shane Campbell has guided a team to a state championship. Last year, Campbell won an ASA 10-and-Under state title with The Wolfpack.
Campbell brought in Stonewall High School assistant coach Brian Davis to help with the Switchbacks this season. Davis was alongside head coach Christie Jennings during Stonewall’s trip to the Class 2A State Tournament this past spring.
“Brian is an amazing coach. He did a good job with our defense, especially on bunt coverage. He stepped in an really helped me out,” Campbell said.
The Lady Switchbacks — who represent Latta, Stonewall, Coalgate, Coleman, Dibble and Edmond — now advance to the USSSA World Series scheduled for July 19-24 in Lawrence, Kansas.