The Chickasha Lady Chicks recently ended their season with a 23-13 record. Pitcher Allison Couch, who will continue her softball career at the next level with the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, spoke about the team’s season and her time in Chickasha.
“We faced obstacles due to injuries going into the season but we had a lot of growth throughout the year,” Couch said. “I’m very proud of how we adjusted and worked to overcome this and it made us so much better. Our overall team goal was to make it to state. We fell short but we fought hard the whole way.”
This season did provide some memorable moments for Couch and her teammates. A game against Newcastle stands out in particular.
“My favorite memory was beating Newcastle in district play for the second time this season,” Couch said. “We were down 5-1 at one point and came back to win 10-5. We had six home runs that game and three were in a row!”
Couch always brings her positive mindset and energy to the team and Chickasha community. Softball has been a big part of Couch’s life and she is grateful for all the opportunities the sport has provided for her over the years. Couch recounted her introduction to softball back when she was four years old.
“My dad started a coaching team, the Chickasha Tempers,” Couch said. “I continued playing and fell in love with the sport. He is always down to work with me and spends so many hours on a bucket catching with me.”
Over the years Couch has made many great relationships through softball and memories that she will carry with her for the rest of her life. One teammate that has left an impression on Couch is Leighanne Eaton.
“She always shows up with a good attitude and is ready to work, no matter the circumstance,” Couch said. “She constantly lays her body on the line for the sake of our team and is the biggest encourager whenever we need her.”