PERKINS – Perkins-Tryon freshman pitcher Brooke Field was simply untouchable Aug. 29 against Holdenville in an 11-strikeout no-hitter. Her performance in the circle earned her the News Press Area Athlete of the Week.
“I knew I had my defense to back me up,” Field said. “I was just trying to throw strikes and they didn’t hit the ball.”
The freshman only allowed a walk and hit one batter with two outs in the top of the fifth. Holdenville only put four balls in play and fanned seven straight in the middle of the game. Field embraced her catcher Bailey Aldridge after she recorded her last strikeout and said she has a great relationship with her catcher.
“I know she has my back on everything,” Field said. “Even if I throw a ball in the dirt she is going to stop it for me. If I walk a girl, she is going to throw her out. She has my back on and off the field.”
Last week’s pitching gem wasn’t the only monumental achievement for the Perkins-Tryon freshman – she hit her first home run Aug. 26 in a victory over Cleveland.
“I’ve just been working hard on my pitching, hitting and fielding,” Field said. “Hard work pays off.”
The Lady Demons are 14-4 and ranked No. 14 in Class 3A. Field said she has great teammates.
“I feel like we are going to win state this year if we stay together as a team,” Field said.
Bailey Wamsley, Perkins-Tryon softball
Wamsley kept getting on base for the Lady Demons. In an Aug. 25 game, she scored the game-winning run to help P-T to a 6-5 victory over Luther.
Dillon Moore, Ripley baseball
Moore struck out seven batters Friday to earn his third pitching win of the season against Extor, Missouri. The Warriors won 14-0.