Oklahoma Union’s Morgan Bellar – Softball Spotlight Presented by Tulsa Bone & Joint

By Derrick Smith

Sometimes hard work and determination are not all that it takes in order to be successful. There are times that athletes will come to speed bumps or roadblocks and they will have to choose to get past them. That is the case for Morgan Bellar. 

“I’ve torn both my ACLs,” she said. “The first one happened during my freshman year playing competitive softball. I worked back to get a starting spot at third base my sophomore year, then tore my left one in January playing basketball. I had to overcome two knee surgeries and work as hard and I could to get back. It has taught me to stay humble and never take anything for granted.”

Bellar is a senior at Oklahoma Union High School. She plays third base for the school’s softball team, a sport she has been playing for fourteen years. Off the field, she serves as class president and is also a part of the student council.

Winning the Bartlesville Area Softball poll is a big honor for Morgan. She says it really shows how many people she has in her corner. 

“It means a lot to me,” she said. “Coming from such a small school and having all of these people support you and stand behind you and your school is the best feeling.”

Morgan also has a lot of people that have made a big impact on her life and helped her become the player she is today. 

“My parents and step-parents, coaches, and my teammates have never stopped pushing me to be the best that I can be.”

The highlight of Morgan’s career is not one specific play on the field, but instead it was a team accomplishment. 

“Helping lead my team to the first state tournament appearance in our school’s history was definitely the biggest moment.”

The awards are also there to show Bellar’s success. During her junior year, she won All-Conference Third Baseman, District Defensive Player of the Year, and Defensive Player of the Year on her team. Morgan wants to thank everyone that voted for her – her teammates, her coaches, and her family.