The second All-State honoree for Stephens County to play in the Fast Pitch All-State game came in Brooklin Bain, who got to play her final game for Comanche at her new collegiate home.
Bain, who in her senior season with the Comanche Lady Indians had a batting average of .503 and hit 13 home runs and drove in 33 runs while stealing 42 bases, represented the Lady Indians on the Middle West team a couple of weekends ago at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond.
When her team won 12-1 over the Middle East team, Bain said getting to play in the game felt like a big honor, especially since her new teammates had been previous competition.
“It was just an amazing experience after not knowing if we were going to get to play or not — just finally getting back out there, competing again with some of the girls I have played against,” Bain said. “All throughout the years we have always been competition to each other so it was awesome to get to play with some of the best in the state and see the different side of them.”
During the game, Bain played in four different positions, including pitcher, second base, short stop and left field. She went to bat twice, walking once and then being put out.
Earlier in the school year, Bain decided to choose to sign with Oklahoma Christian University to play both basketball and softball.
Bain said it was a great feeling to play at her future collegiate home and even though she didn’t get to play in front of fans, knowing that she saw the fans in the outfield grass was a unique way of having support.
“It was a pretty unique experience because not many can say they played their last high school softball game on the field they are going to play their first college game on so I thought that was pretty unique,” Bain said. “My family was out in the outfield. It was definitely weird not having fans because all throughout high school or anything we have always had fans at our games. So it was weird being kind of quiet for the girls so we had to cheer each other on and be the ones that motivate instead of feeding off the fans. The outfield was full so it was cool to look out there and see the support.”
With her scheduled to head to college in the fall, Bain said she was proud to wear the Comanche Lady Indians softball jersey one last time and glad to represent the town that supported her.
“To represent Comanche one more time at the All-State game is such an honor,” Bain said. “Comanche Schools and the softball program have played such a huge part in my time here. Being able to honor them one more time in that game is just incredible. I hope other girls can strive to do it because it is an amazing way to honor them one more time.”