Cleveland’s Masen McCurry – Character Counts Presented by Blue Sky Bank

Most baseball players state the game when they are barely old enough to go to school. Cleveland High School varsity baseball player Masen McCurry is no different. He started the game at the tender age of five and has called baseball his sport of choice for 13 years. 

The Cleveland Tigers enjoyed an excellent season under head coach Mike Allen. The team worked their way to a District title in Class 4As B1 and made it to the regional tournament. The season included big wins over Sperry, Atoka, Metro Christian, Cushing and others. They finished the season with a record of 18-14.  “This season was great, we were still young but we played well all season and really played well toward the end,” said McCurry. 

Being a member of this team and competing with his teammates is everything to McCurry.  “It means a lot. There was a lot of time and work that was put in to be able to compete when we did. Many people do not realize that baseball is not just the spring, it’s the summer and fall, working out and getting in the cage when possible. Baseball never stops,” he said. 

McCurry believes in his teammates and what they can accomplish together.  “I loved how everyone had each other’s back and knew when to get serious,” said McCurry. 

Being a student-athlete at Cleveland High School for McCurry means he will receive a lot of support from his peers and the faculty at CHS. “I love how everyone supports each other and how great the teachers are,” said McCurry. 

McCurry, who is a member of National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, puts academics before baseball and all other activities he is involved in.  “Academics are very important. You can be in love with the game all you want but if you are ineligible then it doesn’t matter. Academics are one thing that I have focused on throughout high school,” said McCurry. 

Upon graduating from Cleveland High School, McCurry plans to attend college at Oklahoma State University.