By Evan Grice
During the course of the season, Piedmont Lady Wildcat Kassidy Scott showed that she was a force to be reckoned with on the mound.
And now with her junior season on the horizon, Scott’s pitching ability has garnered national attention.
It was recently announced that Kassidy Scott was named as a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region Team. Scott made the second team list for the South Central Region as a pitcher, joining Abby Lee from Enid as the only two representatives from the state of Oklahoma.
“I’m very honored by this award first and foremost,” Scott said. “But, I couldn’t have done any of this without the help of the ability that God gave me, along with my teammates and my coaches. Yes, this award is for me but it’s not mine. This is my team’s award, without them none of this is possible.”
During her sophomore season, opponents hit just .163 against Kassidy, with the Lady Wildcat standout finishing with an overall record of 8-5 on the mound with a 0.95 ERA for the season. She registered 99 strikeouts for the season, along with surrendering just 27 walks in 95 and 2/3 innings pitched.
“I’m very proud of Kassidy and what she has accomplished,” Piedmont coach Rick Scott said. “It is a great honor to be chosen especially with the amount of great high school players that are out there not just in Oklahoma but the region as well. This is a great reflection on her and her team as well for all their hard work.”
Nominees for this award are chosen by representatives from the NFCA and MaxPreps who form a committee after receiving nominations from coaches across the regions.
Piedmont finished last season with an overall record of 24-13.
The Lady Wildcats have been hard at work preparing for next season which will open up with scrimmages at Firelake Casino in Shawnee on August the 4th.
Kassidy Scott will be among multiple players returning this season for the Lady Wildcats.
Kassidy added that this award just proves that her and her teammates are deserving of everything they get because of the dedication they put in.
“I think people know that we are deserving of awards like this,” she said. “However, with that said, when I get awards like this then it shows me that all of my hard work has paid off.