Oklahoma high school softball: Edmond Santa Fe's freshman Willa Ford has led the Wolves to an impressive pace
Willa Ford has not shied away from the moment.
The freshman shortstop from Edmond Santa Fe has been on a tear this season, as the Wolves improved to a 13-6 record. On Tuesday, she continued her impressive start by smashing a line-drive home run over the centerfield wall.
With the third home run of her high school career, she helped lead Edmond Santa Fe to a 19-0 win over Putnam West on Tuesday.
“Willa Ford has definitely been really consistent the entire year,” Edmond Santa Fe coach Rhonda Lawson said. “She’s hitting a .500 batting average right now. So she’s done real well for us.”
But it’s not just Ford, the younger sister of Oklahoma State defensive lineman Trace Ford, who has been productive for Edmond Santa Fe this season. In 19 games, the Wolves have scored 132 runs for an average of 6.9 runs per game. Oftentimes, it’s come by multiple hits from different players.
In their two wins on Monday and Tuesday, the Wolves proved to be on an even higher pace, outsourcing their two opponents 29-2.
“We’ve got some girls that can put the ball in play well and have done pretty well,” Lawson said. “Defensively, I feel like we’re playing pretty well. We’ll have an error here-and-there but nothing that’s really set us back."
The Wolves will need their hitting as they enter a tough stretch of their schedule. The next five games will include four opponents who have an above .500 win percentage and a combined record of 53-16.
"Limiting pitches and getting early run production," Lawson said, on how Edmond Santa Fe will overcome the schedule. "Hopefully we can get that done and have some success along the way."