OKEENE, Okla.- It’s spring time in Oklahoma and that means it’s baseball season.
At most schools, you’ll see players out on the diamond.
However, that is not the case at Okeene High School.
After only a few games, Okeene High School’s baseball season came to an end when their ninth player quit the team to focus on track.
With only 100 kids in the entire high school, players say they were striking out on finding someone to take the spot.
After trying to find replacements, the coach decided to call it quits.
For Will Bedwell, a senior at the high school, it’s much more than just the end of a season.
Bedwell said, “It was our last year to play. We played ever since we were little.”
Senior Blake Boeckman plays left field and says he feels like he’s missed out on finishing his high school career as an athlete.
Boeckman said, “It was a lot of fun playing out here with the guys and now that it’s over it’s pretty sad.”
The players aren’t the only ones in town who are upset.
ChassidyBedwell says everyone in town gets involved in athletics.
Bedwell said, “Going to the games is just something to do here in town, especially since there’s nothing else to do except for if you drove around town. Sporting events is really what we do here.”
Bedwell says there are concerns that there may not be a season next year.
She said, “Hopefully enough eighth graders will want to go out for baseball when they’re freshmen next year to make it a team.”
We reached out to the team’s coach, he assures everyone there will be a season next year.