Arionna McElroy played a key role in Mustang’s 2023 district and regional championship runs as well as the team’s fourth straight trip to the Class 6A state tournament.
The McNeese State-commit has already racked up multiple postseason awards and honors and now will be adding to that list.
McElroy was selected to the 2023 Large West All-State Team last week as the first alternate at catcher, capping an incredible transition from playing outfield her junior season to handling the pitching staff as a senior.
“For her to move back there and handle three pitchers, including the District Pitcher of the Year, showed her versatility and athletic ability,” Mustang coach Lacy Darity said when McElroy was selected as the All-District Co-Defensive Player of the Year in October.
“For us to have her back there was a luxury.”
McElory flashed her defensive prowess with a .993 fielding percentage during the regular season, committing just one error on 141 total chances. She finished with two assists and 138 putouts while handling one of the state’s top pitching staffs, including Amelia Mason (Jr.).
The future Cowgirl also had a fine season at the plate, batting .376 with 12 doubles and 21 RBI. She hit one home run and walked seven times.
McElroy was also solid in the postseason, collecting five hits, including a double against Edmond Memorial in the state quarterfinals. She also helped lead the Broncos to a state championship in slow pitch last spring.