Owasso’s Madi Drummond Named All-State
By Mike Moguin
GTR Sports Writer
It had always been a dream for Madi Drummond to make All-State in softball. That goal has now been met.
“It’s like a huge accomplishment for me because it’s a goal I set for myself the day I started high school,” Drummond said. “So when I found out I got it, I was super excited and happy.”
The senior was a force at third base in the Lady Rams’ season, which led to a 32-6 record and an appearance in the Class 6A state final.
Drummond, who has played fast-pitch since age 4, came to Owasso after her family moved from Skiatook before the school year. She will be playing in the All-State game on June 11 and will take her skills to Seminole State College after she graduates.
Drummond also plays basketball and will be playing slow-pitch for the first time in the spring. She said she looks forward to getting back with the girls when the season rolls around.
Her favorite game of the fast-pitch season came late in the season against Choctaw.
“My sister, who is a freshman, and I both hit a home run in the same game, and it was a huge game because if we won, we would be the district champs,” Drummond said.
Owasso did win that game, 14-4, on Sept. 23.
The most exciting defensive play for Drummond this year came early in the year when the Lady Rams were playing Broken Arrow.
“We were ahead and Broken Arrow had the last at bat. They had a runner at first with one out and a line drive was hit to me and I caught it to get the second out,” she said.
Owasso, who was ranked second, lost the state final to No. 1 Southmoore, 5-1, on Oct. 16 in Oklahoma City. Drummond said it was just a matter of the Sabercats making plays.
“It was an amazing feeling to have played in the game, honestly, like one I can’t even describe,” she said. “I don’t think anything bad happened on our end. We played good. We hit the ball well. Southmoore made every play. They probably had two or three diving plays in the outfield and they just hit the ball very well. I don’t think there was anything we could have done differently.”
When it comes to favorite NCAA D-I players, Drummond likes Sydney Pennington of Oklahoma State and Haley Cruse of Oregon.
Being close is what the soon-to-be-Owasso graduate likes about playing third base.
“I like being on the infield,” Drummond said. “I also like that a lot of people can hear me. I’m a very loud person and I constantly like talking people up. I like to be close to the pitchers and the people who need to hear it.”
What will she remember most about Owasso? It will be the people, she said.
“The people were amazing and the support system was crazy and getting to play with my sister was just one of the big things I’ll remember forever,” Drummond said.