At Frontier High School the secret recipe for wins isn't much of a secret. Just ask fifth year head coach Trevor Bazemore. "It's vital to have good pitching," he said.
Bazemore's been lucky enough to have had "good pitching" the last four years thanks to senior Kaycee Olson. This year 9 of the Titan's 10 have come when Olson has been in the circle.
"I don't really put my glove up," said senior catcher Morgan Atkinson. "She just knows where to throw the ball." Olson has already pitched two complete game shutouts including Tuesday against Bakersfield when the Titans won 18-0.
"I like pitching because I know I can do it all the time," she said. Doing it "all the time" will include next year in college after she committed to pitch for West Texas A&M University.
It's her final validation for years of travel softball. It was especially tough when she, "Missed birthday parties, prom, formal or stuff like that," she said. But getting that scholarship, "I finally got what I needed."
With Olson's solid pitching all that's left is for the team to scrape out some runs which lately hasn't been a problem. In their last three games the Titans have put up 40 runs. Coach Bazemore credits their new hitting concept that he calls "square it up."
The Titans are currently in first in the SWYL and have players and coaches thinking about sending Kaycee off with a league title. "It's going to be sad to see her go," said Bazemore. "She's easily one of the best players I've ever coached in baseball or softball."
Frontier will look to stay perfect in league when they take on Stockdale tonight.
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