Sydney Pennington selected as finalist for Junior Women's World Championship Team

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Charles Page High School senior and Oklahoma State University commit Sydney Pennington is headed back to the national level for softball, once again. This July the star infielder competed on the Amateur Softball Association All-Star Team at the Junior Olympic Cup in Powder Springs, Georgia. Now she's headed to Florida this December to try out for the Junior Women's National Team.

The JWNT Selection Camp will be held December 31-January 1, 2017 in Clearwater, Florida. During the selection process she will participate in drills and simulated games, and will be evaluated by the USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Committee, says a press release from the organization.

If Pennington makes the cut, she will get to compete at the 2017 Junior Women's World Championship next July. 

Pennington is a a four-time All-Metro player, four-time All-District player, All-Region player, All-State player, and was named the District Player of the Year three years in a row. She finished her senior fast-pitch season with a 6-0 record on the mound for a 1.41 ERA over 39.2 innings pitched with 29 strikeouts and only 23 hits. She batted .543 for 10 homers, 45 runs, and 38 RBI without a single strikeout.