Norman North’s Dalton Smith – Moore-Norman Area Baseball Player of the Month – Presented by O’Connell’s Irish Pub & Grille

Moore-Norman Area Preseason Baseball Player of the Month Poll – Presented by O’Connell’s Irish Pub & Grille

Dalton Smith – Norman North, 14,684 votes

Kale Davis – Westmoore, 8,201 votes

Parker Ellis – Moore, 7,172 votes

Other athletes receiving votes include Kyler Ayres – Southmoore, Matt Wilson – Moore, Chance Westervelt – Westmoore, and Dylan Gibson – Little Axe.

Dalton Smith – Norman North

When Norman North senior Dalton Smith was just a toddler his grandfather gave him a Little Tikes tee for his second Christmas, and the rest is history.

“From that point on I either had a ball or a bat in my hand and that’s why my parents started me in T-ball, and then I just went from there and I loved it,” said Smith.

Smith is now a catcher for the Timberwolves varsity baseball team in addition to playing football all four years of high school. He has loved competing for his high school in both sports.

“I enjoy playing for my high school, my coaches, and my teammates around me,” he said.

With his final baseball season underway, Smith is making the most of every opportunity and every game. He is excited to see where the rest of the season goes.

“The season so far has been a fun journey and I plan on making the best of it and pushing myself to see what I can achieve,” he said.

Smith aims to be mindful of how his actions affect those around him and this is what pushes him to be his best, on and off the field.

“What motivates me to do my best is to try and be someone’s role model and set the right example for someone that would like to be like you,” he said.

A role model in his own life is his father.

“I look up to my dad, and one of the many life lessons he has taught me is that you have to push yourself and try to always be the best at what you do or someone else will do your job better,” said Smith.

After his time with the Timberwolves is over, Smith looks forward to continuing his academic and baseball career at Northeastern State University.