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USA Softball JO Cup Team Preview: Oklahoma Athletics 05 National Madden/Patterson

June 27, 2022, 2:28 p.m. (ET)

As we near the start of the 2022 USA Softball Junior Olympic Cup, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  

Meet the Oklahoma Athletics 05 National, a team competing in the 16-Under division. Based out of Oklahoma, Head Coach Trent Patterson breaks down what you can expect to see from the 2022 roster.

 

 

Team: Oklahoma Athletics 05 National Madden/Patterson 

Previous JO Cup Experience: First-time Participant

Home State: Oklahoma

Head Coach: Trent Patterson

 

Team Facebook: @athletics05national

Team Twitter: @As05National

Team Website: athleticssoftball.net

  

 

What year was the team/organization founded: Oklahoma Athletics 05 National was formed in 2022 with a core group that has been together since 2017.

 

Returning players from 2021: 6.

 

What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season

"Our pitchers do a great job of keeping us in games and attacking hitters to allow our defense to make the plays. Offensively we can score up and down the lineup."

 

What is a primary focus of your team has as you prepare for the 2022 JO Cup?: 

"Continue to compete against some of the best teams in the country and grow as players and athletes."

 

Why do you like playing USA Softball and participating in the JO Cup:

Participating in the JO Cup brings out some of the toughest teams around. We look forward playing against the best!"