Softball having an out of the park season


Iyanna Robinson

Emily Davidson (12) stands with her parents on Senior Night on Sept. 22.

Oakville High School’s varsity softball team is in the middle of a successful season and plans to do well in the postseason.

The Tigers are currently ranked fourth in the St. Louis area with a record of 15-3 after a senior night win against Mehlville on Sept. 22. With such a promising team, the girls are hoping to go far in the district tournament.

“We are taking it one game at a time,” shortstop Maddie Michalski (11) said.

The team has certainly been playing by this statement with a 4-2 win over Lafayette on Sept. 19, and their recent 6-4 win against Mehlville.

Sarah Pattillo (12) has taken on a leadership role as the pitcher, starting 10 games, winning nine and having an earned run average of 2.72.

“Sarah Pattillo has contributed a lot to the team. She has had a great season as a senior pitcher and the team relies on her,” said second baseman Hannah Chambliss (11).

Other key contributors to the team are Maddie Michalski and Emily Davidson. After 18 games, Michalski is batting .510 with 24 RBIs and two home runs. Davidson is batting .508 with 24 runs scored and zero errors defensively. Head coach Rich Sturm says Davidson is having an “off the charts year.”

As far as districts go, the tigers are in Class 4, District 1, where they will be playing Fox, Jackson, Poplar Bluff, and Seckman. The team did lose to Seckman 11-1 early on in the season, but even with a tough field, they believe that they have the potential to make it far.

The Tigers have seven games remaining and plan to have positive outcomes. OHS will play Lindbergh at home this upcoming Monday, Sept. 26 at 4:15 pm.