“We have a great group of girls who are working really hard and they’ve set goals to win sectional and win the MIC,” Scott said. “We have a very young team that is learning. We’re still trying to figure out what our best defense is. We’ve got potential, we just have to wait until the season plays at to see where we’re at.”
The Kings travel to Delphi on Wednesday to open the season.
The Warriors have five starters back from last year’s team that went 17-9 and knocked off undefeated Rochester to win the sectional title.
Bethany Brogdon returns in the circle where she posted a 3.89 ERA a year ago. She batted .450 with four home runs and 30 RBIs.
Chantel Heinsen, an All-MWC selection a year ago, returns at first base. Brooke Daugherty returns at shortstop and Maci Bischoff returns at catcher. Courtney Seymour will play third base and outfield.
“We have five starters back so that’s a nice nucleus to build around,” Winamac coach Jenni Belcher said. “We’re hoping to fill some holes from graduation that we’re working on now.”
Callie Rasmussen will play second and pitch this season. McKenzie Howard also pitches. Gabby Behny will play infield and outfield. Steph Crist, Briana Gallegos and Allison Craft also play outfield.
The Warriors are in a new sectional field with Delphi, Rensselaer, North Newton and North Judson this year.
Editor’s note: Previews for Caston and Pioneer will appear at a later date.