The Warriorette Softball team has worked hard in the off-season, making sure to commit to conditioning two days a week until the season officially begins.
“We’re looking to win the conference, and we feel like we missed an opportunity last year. And we feel like we should have won the sectional,” Coach Scott Pool said. “I think we can do both.”
Warriorette softball has one of the more difficult sectionals in the area with teams like Silver Creek, Salem and North Harrison.
As opposed to last season, the team has a good mix of underclassmen and upperclassmen, with five freshmen joining the team.
“We have a lot of freshmen this season that I think will be really beneficial to the team,” senior Alyssa Stagnolia said. “Especially in hitting, so I think that will really help us this year.”
Last season, the team had a majority of upperclassmen, five of which will graduate this year and three of which will move on in their softball careers. Pool said this is the largest group of seniors to graduate from SHS Softball.
“I am looking forward to seeing them wrap up their careers and go out on a high note,” Pool said.
“Hopefully with a couple of big wins.”
While the team’s season opener is on April 1 at Brown County, the first home game will be played at 6 p.m. on April 14 at the Jean “Jeanie” Phillips Field against SHS rival, Austin High School.