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VYPE Oklahoma Announces Tishomingo's Grace Anderson as the 2020 Shelter Insurance Miss Softball Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, December 4, 2020

TULSA — With a standout four-year career in the circle including pitching the Tishomingo Lady Indians to back-to-back Class 3A fastpitch softball state championships, Grace Anderson has been named VYPE/Shelter Insurance Miss Softball Oklahoma.

The 2021 senior dominated opposing hitters recording 376 strikeouts this season while earning a 27-1 record for a second straight year. During the 2020 fall campaign, Anderson recorded 21 shutout victories including seven no-hit performances. The hard-throwing right handed pitcher was also a force at the plate recording a .510 batting average with 50 RBI to help guide the Tishomingo lineup to a 34-3 record and the Class 3A state title.

Altogether in four years, Anderson produced a 94-17 win-loss record for the Lady Indians totaling 1,273 strikeouts and finishing with 60 shutout wins including 23 no-hitters in addition to producing .488 career batting average. Anderson is also a champion in the classroom, maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

When asked about the keys to her success, Anderson admits it’s the accomplishment of a lifelong dream.

“It was extraordinary that we could accomplish something that no other team at Tishomingo was able to do by winning the school’s first ever state championship,” said Anderson. “For me it was all about courage and having the confidence of knowing my teammates were always there to back me up. For all of us, it was a mindset to finish our journey with a successful victory.”

Anderson’s coach, Charles Cook described the Tishomingo standout as a champion in all walks of life.

“Grace is a true competitor who strives to be the best at what she does,” said the Lady Indians coach. “Her work ethic is very detailed and driven for success.”

Named to the Oklahoma Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association All-State team, Anderson will continue her softball heroics on scholarship at Oklahoma Christian.

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The Shelter Insurance Miss Softball Oklahoma Award recognizes the outstanding athletic achievements of Grace Anderson and the high standards of athletic excellence and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, which distinguishes Anderson as Oklahoma’s best high school softball player this season.

Anderson joins former Miss Softball award winners Chloe Bohuslavicky – Piedmont (2019) and Kenzie Donihoo – Mustang (2018).

Congratulations to Grace Anderson of Tishomingo High School – 2020 Miss Softball Oklahoma.

Keep up with VYPEOK.com to follow the best in high school sports, including the other highly-coveted Shelter Insurance awards: Mr. Football, Miss Volleyball, Mr. & Miss Basketball, Mr. Wrestling, and Mr. Baseball.

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