Bartlesville’s Sydney Price – Character Counts Presented by Matt Spence State Farm

By Becky Burch

A scorching afternoon squint toward the batter, a quick nod to her catcher and Bartlesville High School fastball pitcher Sydney Price sends a strike 90 feet over the plate. Price, a BHS junior, has been playing softball since she was six years old.

“I really can’t remember when I wasn’t playing softball,” says Price She credits her mother Deana Price for the much appreciated push into competitive softball. Sydney plays spring and summer softball for Tulsa Hype.

“I’m so thankful my parents spent time at countless numbers of softball games and tournaments,” says Sydney.

BHS head softball coach Kyle Mentor says Sydney is one of the hardest working players and best teammates on his squad.

“As a coach, she is the athlete you hope younger players recognize and emulate their work habits,” says Coach Mentor.

Sydney says she’s grateful to be in a position that can set examples for younger players.

Away from the dirt diamond, Sydney received an All-Conference Honorable Mention for the last two years and won the Most Outstanding Pitcher Award at last year’s nationals.

Sydney likes to spend time with friends and family, especially cooking with her father who owns Price Meats in Bartlesville. She also helps out at the meat market. Sydney plans on going to college for a degree in nursing, but hasn’t chosen a college yet.

She and her friends spend time at her house.

“I’m super excited about the upcoming season with our new coaching staff. I know they have high expectations for us and it’s our job as a team to live up to those expectations.”