Student Spotlight: Asher Ludrick

My name is Asher Ludrick. I was born and raised in southeast Oklahoma. I am 10 years old and just started the fifth grade at Silo Elementary. I have watched my three older brothers play baseball and basketball my entire life and have always had a love for both sports.

In the Fall of 2022, our broadcaster, Kevin Farr, asked me to help run the camera at my school’s varsity basketball game. I loved being part of the broadcasting team so much that the very next day Kevin brought me my own headset. I quickly became his color man and started chiming in on plays during the game. I started using the catchphrase, “Bangarang,” when we made a 3-point shot. My school has been so supportive of my role as a commentator that one of the teacher aids at the school created Bangarang sweatshirts for us and very quickly, others started asking for shirts. My mom discovered someone to create our logo, and we have sold over 300 shirts today. I had such a great time commentating all over the state, which eventually led to the opportunity to commentate the girls’ state games at the Big House.

I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to commentate baseball since it was my brother’s senior year, and I really wanted to be up close to watch his last season. I soon changed my mind and decided the press box was where I belonged. After I made that decision, I started using the catchphrase “She Gone” for home runs. Former MLB player Jeff Frye, who is close to Silo Baseball uses that catchphrase and got his permission to use it for my school as well.

I am really glad I made the decision to commentate for baseball. I’ve had the opportunity to commentate in so many places – I got to be in the press box at Bricktown Ballpark in OKC to help broadcast Silo’s state championship victory last spring and even got invited to join the Frisco Roughrider minor league baseball broadcast at a game this summer.

My plans for the future are to finish school, graduate from Silo, and then go to OSU to study journalism. My ultimate goal is to be on ESPN. My parents helped me create a website to showcase all of my pictures, interviews, and merchandise. We now have shirts, hats, and stickers on my website. It’s definitely been an adventure and I can’t wait to see what’s next.