"We're returning both pitchers we had last year and with one more year of experience they'll be able to rise above pressure situations that may come up," coach Chuck Rice said. "With their pitching and our willingness to compete, we should be able to overcome most situations."
On her way to earning second-team all-county honors, Bahrijczuk posted a 2.37 ERA in the circle in 97.1 innings pitched.
The Lions got some tough news over the winter when returning all-county star Berit Batterton tore her ACL during the basketball season. Her absence leaves a hole, but there are talented hitters left. Oliver, Yarrish and Gordon all hit for a .377 batting average or better in 2015. Gordon is particularly intriguing as a speedy hitter that also has some power (8 extra-base hits).
Overall there are eight players back from last year and seven have starting experience.
Howard opens with Long Reach and Rice says a fast is extremely important.