The Rogers State softball program has received four early commitments from Oklahoma high school products.

Signing letters of intent with the Hillcats are catcher Tanya Koch of Edmond Deer Creek, second baseman Marie Gaudet of Glenpool, first baseman Katie Bointy of Anadarko and utility player Lauren Looper of Woodward.

“I think we’ve signed quality players in each of these young women,” Dawn Reed, RSU softball coach, said. “We are losing four seniors at the end of this season and each of these signees will have a chance to step in and contribute right away.”

Koch was an All-Stater at Deer Creek after hitting .321 with 26 RBIs, 13 doubles and one home run.

Gaudet earned All-State honors at Glenpool, batting .418 with three homers and 18 RBIs.

Bointy hit .375 for Anadarko with nine doubles, two home runs and 20 RBIs.

Looper hit .360 for Woodward, collecting three triples, six stolen bases and 18 RBIs.

Reed’s third recruiting class at RSU comes on the heels of a successful first season in which the Hillcats finished 29-17.

“We are reaching the point in recruiting where we can compete with any of the other small colleges in our region to sign a player,” Reed said.

Reed plans to sign two or three additional players before closing the books on the 2007 recruiting class.

The Hillcats open their season at Feb. 13.