Allie Scullawl has been as sure-handed as they come as a shortstop over the years for Bartlesville.
Scullawl, named the District Defensive Player of the Year last season, is in her fourth year as a starter at the position.
“My defense is something I’ve definitely worked the most on in my high school career,” Scullawl said.
“Allie will be a four-year starter at shortstop for us and is one of the most instinctive players on the field. She does some amazing things at shortstop that go unnoticed because she makes them look so easy,” Bartlesville head coach Kyle Minton said. “She has put in a lot of time and effort into the weight room and hitting, which has produced great gains in both areas heading into her senior year.”
Offensively, Scullawl hit .267 with four doubles, 13 runs scored and three RBIs as a junior. This season, she wants to improve her offensive numbers and help the Bruins advance beyond regionals.
“Team goals are to achieve success and to make it possible to get past regionals. Personal goals are to have a good offensive season since working on it over the summer,” she said. “I think my hitting has definitely increased the most for this upcoming season. I took summer very seriously to come out and hit every day of the summer.”
Scullawl is looking forward to some out-of-state competition in 2023 when the team visits St. Louis.
Her biggest influence has been one of her coaches.
“One of my biggest influencers when it comes to softball has to be our one coach, Coach Showler. He has really made a big impact on the game for me, pushing me to work my hardest and teaching me to go after what I want and to never give up,” Scullawl said.
Scullawl already has her post-high school days mapped out and she’s even got a head start.
“After high school, I look forward to going to college to become a dental hygienist,” she said. “This year I will be taking all college classes to kind of get ahead in the schooling part.”