Okemah’s Aaron Little - "Always Ready" Athlete of the Month - Presented by U.S. Coast Guard
“He’s one of those guys you hate to lose when the season is over because he’s just so dependable.”
That’s the way Okemah baseball coach Simmon Harjo describes senior Aaron Little.
“We use him mostly at second base and on the mound but he’s one of those guys that can play just about anywhere we need him. He’s a good consistent hitter and a guy that we’re counting on this season.”
In addition to baseball, Little is also a shooting guard on the Panthers basketball team which made it to the area consolation finals this year before their season ended. But he says he’s really a baseball guy at heart.
“In baseball if you have a bad game, you can come right back, maybe that same day or a day or two later, and do pretty great.”
He started playing baseball when he was five or six and has continued playing organized ball. He also plays on a travel team, SWAT Academy.
“Being able to play travel ball last summer after our school team was shut down by Covid-19 was really a blessing,” said Little. “It’s helped me work on my hitting skills so I can try to scatter my hits more depending on what the defense and game situation are.”
As a senior, Little is one of Okemah’s team leaders according to Harjo.
“He’s a quiet, lead-by-example kind of guy. He’s the first one there and the last to leave and makes sure everything’s done before he takes off.”
Aaron Little has his own thoughts on leadership and how he would like to be remembered in that regard after he leaves Okemah High School.
“To me a good leader is someone who comes to the front during hard times. I’d like to be remembered as the kind of person I was to my teammates and how I set an example as a leader and tried to encourage people.”
After his time at Okemah, Little plans on attending the University of Central Oklahoma and study sociology.