Few things could’ve gotten Madi Morris’ mind off the week-long Caribbean cruise she was on last week.
A late invite to the All-State softball game set for Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at Oklahoma Christian made the list.
Morris’ head coach, Rick Scott, contacted Morris via Facebook message while she was on her cruise near the Grand Cayman Islands to tell her the good news. Morris, who was named an alternate to the team when it was first announced, was needed Saturday in Oklahoma City.
“I was really excited and very honored to get it,” she said. “I was really disappointed I didn’t get it in the beginning, but I said maybe someone won’t be able to go when it happens. I’m very thankful I got a spot.”
Scott thought it was only right that Morris ended up in the game.
“I’m prejudice because I thought she should’ve been on there the whole time. Fortunately it all worked out for her,” he said.
Morris had a planned family reunion to Arkansas this weekend, but quickly canceled those plans when she found out she had a chance to play.
Instead, now most of her immediate family will attend the game Saturday.
“This was a huge opportunity for me that only happens once,” she said. “So I think everyone understood.”
Morris said she won’t be rusty, either. She’s been working out at her travel ball teams’ facility this summer while playing on the weekends and is in good shape.
“I played really well the last weekend with my travel team,” she said. “I’m very excited for the game.” Read more →