Junior Sarah Sherron is a three-year starter on the Tonkawa fast-pitch softball team, where she is the full-time varsity catcher. Sherron is the team captain on and off the field and behind the plate with a team-high .445 batting average.
“Sarah is a very vocal leader,” coach Jessica Campbell said. “Her communication behind the plate is a huge key for us. She is a hard-working student athlete and will ask for my help because she always is trying to get better. She is a power hitter who can also bunt for us when needed.”
Campbell started her first season as head coach at Tonkawa this year, which has Sherron excited to see the team’s and her own individual improvement under Campbell.
“Our new softball coach has been a huge help,” Sherron said. “She’s changed our softball program for the better and has the community excited for our team as well. She’s changed my entire outlook on softball in the short two months she’s been coaching at Tonkawa. She’s a big go-getter, and her energy is always great.”
“The main thing I love about her is that she’s always there to help, and if you want to get better, she will make you better,” she continued. For example, one time at 9 p.m. after playing two games, I wasn’t happy with my hitting, and she gladly stayed until 10:30 helping me fix my swing.”
Sherron also plays travel ball for the Ponca City Strikers, where she also plays catcher and has played for the club since she was 8 years old.
Outside of athletics, Sherron works at The Hun in Tonkawa year-round despite her busy schedule with high school and travel softball. Upon graduation, Sherron would like to attend Texas A&M University and pursue a degree in business.