The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

High School Sports

February 2, 2013

Wyandotte's Mykah Meador signs with Coffeyville

Mykah Meador, slugging third baseman for the Wyandotte High School softball team, has signed a letter of intent with Coffeyville Community College.

Wyandotte coach John Leppla said Friday that Meador had been the catcher until moved to third base to strengthen the Bears.

“Mykah is a very good catcher,” Leppla said. “But she’s a great athlete, has good feet and easily made the transition. She really progressed at the position during the season. She has a lot of power at the plate.

“Now,” Leppla laughed, “we’ll move her to shortstop this spring (in slow pitch).”

Meador, a four-year stalwart for the Bears and all-leaguer in the Lucky ‘7,’ batted third the last two seasons (in fast pitch). The right-handed batting Meador averaged .456 with six home runs as a senior.

Coffeyville coach Tamika Barnes believes that Meador has the ability to contend for a berth in the starting lineup for veteran third sacker Taylor Case.

Mykah, unsure of a major, is the daughter of Valerie and Shannon Meador.

Barnes, a 2004 graduate of Grove High School, is in her second season at Coffeyville.

The former Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Missouri Southern pitcher believes the team will improve dramatically from last season.

Washburn Southwest’s Sarah Conley (pitcher-outfielder), Cherokee Southeast’s Shiloh Blockburger (first baseman), Labette County’s Bailey Myers (outfielder), Jay’s Laura Whiteley (catcher) and Coffeyville’s Morgan Wulf (third baseman) are among area players on the spring roster.

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