OC softball adds Piedmont’s Chism to program
PIEDMONT, Okla. (Nov. 16, 2012) – Jordan Chism, who hit .518 while leading Piedmont High School to the Class 4A fast-pitch softball title game this fall, will continue her career at Oklahoma Christian University.
OC coach Tom Heath received Chism’s signed letter of intent on Friday, the third day of the NCAA signing period. OC is in the first year of the NCAA Division II membership process.
Chism started this fall as a pitcher for Piedmont before moving to third base to allow her to focus on her hitting, Heath said. She recorded 57 hits in 110 at-bats and added eight home runs and 61 RBIs for the Wildcats, who finished 33-7.
One of her best games came in the state quarterfinals, which she went 3-for-3 with two home runs and seven RBIs in a 17-12 win over Newcastle.
She posted a solid .990 fielding percentage for the season and went 1-2 as a pitcher. The Oklahoman named her as its prep softball athlete of the week in late August.
“Jordan's stats speak for themselves,” OC assistant coach Jessica Hauf said. “She is such a well-rounded player who is not only an extremely powerful and consistent hitter, but also has a great glove defensively. Jordan is a great student and I know she will fit in extremely well with our team. I am excited to have such a great kid join our program next year.”