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High school softball: Deer Creek's Terin Ritz commits to UCO

Deer Creek junior Terin Ritz won't have to go far from home to play college softball.

Ritz announced her commitment to UCO's softball program on Wednesday. She shared her decision on Twitter. North Texas, Texas Tech and Tulsa were also recruiting Ritz.

Ritz starred during her junior season at the plate and in the circle. She batted .649 and hit 19 home runs with 56 RBIs. She also drew 25 walks and struck out only three times. 

In the circle, she was also dominant, pitching 103 innings while compiling a 13-6 record. She had a 2.31 ERA while striking out 73 and walking only 19.

Ritz was named the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference's Player of the Year.

Deer Creek reached the Class 6A state tournament this season, where the Antlers fell to eventual champion Edmond Memorial in the quarterfinals. 

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Deer Creek's Terin Ritz throws a pitch during the state softball championship tournament game between Edmond Memorial and Deer Creek at the Ballfields at Firelake in Shawnee, Okla., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Deer Creek's Terin Ritz throws a pitch during the state softball championship tournament game between Edmond Memorial and Deer Creek at the Ballfields at Firelake in Shawnee, Okla., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›

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