The Duncan Banner

Sports

June 19, 2013

Meshell powers through injury in 2013

MARLOW — It has often been said in the world of sports, “Pain is inevitable, victory is forever.”

Marlow junior Beau Meshell knows all too well about both of these things, as he experienced an abundance of them during the course of the 2012-13 sports season.

While Meshell is a standout pitcher for the Outlaws baseball team, he is also a solid piece of the Outlaws football program, where his pain first began during the season.

On October 7, 2012 against Sulphur, Meshell suffered a knee injury which at first didn’t seem like anything serious, but quickly escalated into something worse.

“I just got hit in the side of the knee, and heard a pop after it happened,” Meshell said about the injury when it happened. “It hurt and I just played one way after that for the rest of that game. We then had three MRI’s performed and nothing was found. Finally the doctors went in and scoped it and we found that I had a torn meniscus ligament and a tear in my ACL.”

In normal circumstances, athletes with knee injuries would miss the rest of their respective seasons.

But, instead of missing playing time, Meshell powered through and finished the rest of football season, before jumping right into baseball season under coach Jeff Brewer.

“It wasn’t very difficult getting around with the injury after it initially happened,” Meshell said. “Obviously it hurt, but once you get going then you just push through it. My knee came out of place a lot during baseball season when I would pitch or sit on the bench, but other than that it was fine.”

While most of Stephens County had no clue about the heart that was being shown by Meshell during the course of baseball season, that wasn’t the case for coach Brewer, or the citizens of Marlow, who knew full well about the injury.

“To be honest, I knew Beau was hurt in football, but I didn’t know the severity of it,” Brewer said. “We really didn’t talk about it much. He just battled throughout the year and did what he had to do to take care of it. He knew I expected him to battle. I didn’t do anything special, I just tried to minimize the strain during practice so that we could get some productivity out of him in a game situation. There was never a thought of taking him out of the lineup though.”

Meshell’s heart and determination helped carry the Outlaws baseball team to its first state semifinals appearance in school history, with Meshell playing a pivotal role in MHS’ victory over Kingston in the state quarterfinals.

While he might not be showcasing his skills this summer for the Outlaws baseball team, Meshell is expected to be back in action just in time to suit up for the Marlow football team for the 2013 season.

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Playing partners Just another day on the course

    Following Thursday’s twosome of Duncan freshman Thomas Strong and sixth-grader Ridge Harris, a casual viewer might forget that they were competing in a golf tournament.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cox Duncan’s Cox shines with 3-over 74

    Tuesday night, Duncan High School golfer Graham Cox stayed up late watching “Batman Begins.”

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Morrow Marlow trio looking to take next step at state

    The Marlow boys’ golf team finished fifth in the state tournament last year, but with the team actively trying to improve this summer, the Outlaws have their sights set much higher.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Watson leaves Bray-Doyle before first season starts

    Jeremy Watson has resigned as Bray-Doyle High School boys basketball coach, Athletic Director Frank Moser said Wednesday.

    July 24, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Expectations too high for a rehabbing Woods

    Tiger Woods finished near bottom last weekend at Royal Liverpool, drawing out his drought of major tournament wins. Despite the disappointing showing, Woods' return to form remains a matter of when, not if.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stars align Big names featured at wrestling camp

    Kids were lining up for autographs from Oklahoma assistant wrestling coach Michael Lightner, after Marlow’s wrestling camp Tuesday.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Williams Demon softball starts preseason

    Last year, Duncan softball came close.
    This year, coach Robert Cowan has made it clear close will not be good enough.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Duncan well represented at Hoedebeck tournament

    The Duncan Golf and Tennis Club will host 60 players, 10 of which are in the Duncan Public School system, in its Hoedebeck Memorial Junior Tournament Wednesday through Thursday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Playoff hopes on Oklahoma’s mind at Big 12 media day

    High expectations are always chained to Oklahoma both internally and among its massive fan base.
    However, the Sooners enter the 2014 season as a consensus pick to reach the first College Football Playoff. For once, all expectations mesh.

    July 23, 2014

  • Former OSU line coach having impact at UT

    It was quite possibly the biggest coaching coup of the offseason and Oklahoma State was at the wrong end of it – former Cowboy offensive line coach Joe Wickline joining the staff for Charlie Strong's Texas Longhorns.

    July 23, 2014

Featured Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
AP Video
Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase
Poll

Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

     View Results