Sulphur’s Kenzie Ruth, seated center, is joined by her parents, Jana and Scott Ruth, seated and Sulphur softball coach Heath Gilbert, top right, as she signed a letter of intent to play softball at USAO in Chickasha in ceremonies last Friday. Beck is also joined by USAO coaches.
Kenzie Ruth Headed To USAO
Sulphur senior Kenzie Ruth didn’t start her softball career at Sulphur, like many on her team. Ruth moved over from Davis when she was younger and it more than worked out. And after graduating this spring, she will be making another move, as last week she signed her letter of intent to play softball at USAO in Chickasha. Ruth was a huge part of the success this season and during her time at Sulphur. She hit .505 this season with two homers and 39 RBIs. She had 15 steals and 55 hits. For her, it was about the coaches at USAO and her falling in love with it feeling like home. “The coaches were so welcoming and I loved everything about it,” Ruth said. “It felt like home.” Ruth played several spots for Sulphur and was a key member in clutch situations, something that she worked hard for and that has prepared her for the next level.
“I knew the role I needed to play to help my team out in the key moments and just tried to rely on all the the extra time I put in on my own,” Ruth said. “That’s what it took to be where I wanted to be personally and where my team needed me to be.”
In her career, the Lady Dogs won numerous championships and games, something she will remember but not as much as the camaraderie.
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