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By Derrick Smith

Loren Coleman has had a couple of people that have had a bigger impact on her life than the rest. “My biggest influences are my parents,” she said. “They have committed as much as I have to softball and have done everything they can to help me improve.”

Coleman is a senior at Clinton High School and is a part of three different sports for the Lady Red Tornados. On the softball field, she plays shortstop and pitcher. She began playing softball with the 6U recreational league. She is also a member of the golf team, where she is first bag.

Softball has been a part of Loren’s life for as far back as she can remember. But she says that this past year has really affected how she looks at things.

“I truly believe that being successful playing whatever sport it may be, is playing every game like it is your last,” she stated. “If COVID-19 has taught me anything, it is that I should never take a game for granted because it may actually be my last one.”

Playing as many years of sports as she has, Loren has made some great memories that she will never forget. One of those took place in the inaugural season of slowpitch at Clinton. “I think the highlight moment of my career would be during our first season of slowpitch softball,” she said. “Our game was at Elk City and I was the first up to bat. On the very first pitch, I smoked it over the fence. It was an awesome feeling.”

Along with her sports, Coleman is also a member of the National Honor Society, student government, Health Occupations Students of America, and various independent volunteer organizations. She is also a part of the science club at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

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