Mary Collins is headed home

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Mary Collins is headed home

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In season’s past, Broken Arrow has boasted many great softball teams which were followed up by historical postseason runs which resulted in the Tigers winning twelve state championships. Out of the twelve titles that BA has won, eleven of them have come in fast pitch and one has come in slow pitch. Along with great teams however, come great players and the next great Tiger softball player is raring to get the season started. Enter Senior pitcher Mary Collins, the Oklahoma State commit who is ready to lead her team to victory and to another state title.

“Mary is a great player and an even better person,” senior Mackenzie Carney said. “She’s a leader, and she always steps up to the plate when the game is on the line and gets the job done.¨

Collins started playing the game of softball at the young age of  and was obsessed with the game from the moment she started it. She soon began to put in a huge amount of time and dedications towards her craft and after a short amount of time it started to pay off. Before her time as a Tiger, Collins played on her club team as a catcher and a pitcher for thirteen years.

¨I love softball, it’s one of the few things in life that I truly enjoy no matter what is going on in my life,” Collins said. ¨I’m excited to go play for Oklahoma State and take my game to the next level.¨

Collins began her high school career as a freshman by playing varsity and contributed to her team the best way that an underclassmen could. As a sophomore, Collins began to see the field more and soon began to emerge as a budding star for the Tigers at the pitcher position. Collins played well her sophomore year, but took things to a new level during her junior year. After halfway through the season, Collins had already set multiple Broken Arrow Softball records, and led her team to a 32-0 record.

¨She is crazy good at what she does, and she loves the game,¨ sophomore Reagan Edwards said. ¨I think this is going to be a good year for us, and I think Mary will led us to a state championship.”

Collins has many individual and team records under her belt as a junior, with an exciting future ahead of her. 

 

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