Shattuck’s Ashton Tomlinson – Character Counts Presented by Jess Wales Chevrolet

Shattuck High School varsity softball player Ashton Tomlinson is no stranger to the diamond. She started playing the sport around the age of eight and has laced up the cleats ever since.  “I love everything about the game, the coaches, the teammates, and most definitely the memories I’ve made,” said Tomlinson. “The thing I love most about our team is that if someone is down there is always someone else there to help and it’s not just on the field, it’s anywhere you need it.”

Tomlinson doesn’t spend all of her time on the field. She is also involved in other activities including FFA and the school choir. Her future plans include college and pursuing a career in the medical field.  “I plan on attending West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas and major is something medical,” said Tomlinson. 

This season Shattuck is trying to answer a few questions on the field, but Tomlinson and her teammates are working hard to surprise some opponents this season.  “I think there is a lot of doubt for our team to make it anywhere this year but I think with the work ethic and the coaches we have there’s going to be a lot of people surprised at how far and how hard we push this year,” said Tomlinson. 

One reason for the confidence is head coach Travis Oakley.  “Coach Oakley has definitely been a very big role model for me throughout the last couple of years, he is always willing to help you get better or even just be there for you when you need to take a step back and laugh,” said Tomlinson. 

Under Oakley’s leadership the Shattuck fast pitch team is competing and improving. Tomlinson is excited to see where they finish the 2019 season.