’16 PREVIEW: Wilmington High School softball


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Wilmington High School softball team, from left to right, front row, Cherokee McClaskie, Macy Fulton, Je’taysia Johns, Brooklyn Keaton, Kelsi Bair, Lillian Hebb; back row, Courtney Smart, Meghan Fisher, Lyla Self, Leyah Bradshaw, Hannah Chase, Hunter Toller, Jaylyn Hensley, Kacy Younker, Madi Flint.


Courtesy Photo

TEAM RECORD IN 2015

9-15 overall, 6-8 6th in SCOL

COACH

Glen Blessing, fourth year

COACH’S RECORD

43-30 in three seasons

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Chris Reiley, JV head coach; Dee Tackett, team mom; Gordon Cordell, volunteer assistant; Josh Bickett, volunteer assistant; Howard Johns, volunteer assistant; Brian Self, volunteer assistant

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

11

NUMBER OF RETURNING STARTERS

8

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Hunter Toller 2nd Team SCOL; Kelsi Bair 2nd Team SCOL

KEY NEWCOMERS

4

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Jordyn Cordell .570 avg, All Ohio Honorable Mention, graduated playing at Loyola University Chicago

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Our work ethic

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

In all phases of the game

LEAGUE FAVORITE

Clinton Massie returns almost all players from an unbeaten league run last year. They also add good depth at the pitching position. Hillsboro is a serious contender with Thornburg, Breeden, and several other good ball players. Watch out for a much improved East Clinton team. They could surprise some folks.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM

Our league should be fairly competitive top to bottom.

SCHEDULE

March 26 @Badin 11 am, 1 pm; March 28 vs Glen Este 5 pm; March 29 vs Beavercreek 5 pm; March 30 vs McClain 5 pm; April 1 @Hillsboro 5 pm; April 2 @Little Miami 11 am, 1 pm; April 4 @Miami Trace 5 pm; April 6 vs Clinton-Massie 5 pm;

April 8 @Washington 5 pm; April 11 @East Clinton 5 pm; April 12 @Monroe 5 pm; April 13 vs Chillicothe 5 pm; April 15 @McClain 5 pm; April 16 @Western Brown 10 am, Noon; April 18 vs Hillsboro 5 pm; April 20 vs Miami Trace 5 pm;

April 22 @Clinton-Massie 5 pm; April 23 vs Williamsburg 11 am; April 23 vs Leesburg Fairfield 3 pm; April 25 vs Washington 5 pm; April 27 vs East Clinton 5 pm; April 28 @Chillicothe 5 pm; April 30 @Madison 1 pm; April 30 @Madison vs Piqua 3 pm

The Wilmington High School softball team, from left to right, front row, Cherokee McClaskie, Macy Fulton, Je’taysia Johns, Brooklyn Keaton, Kelsi Bair, Lillian Hebb; back row, Courtney Smart, Meghan Fisher, Lyla Self, Leyah Bradshaw, Hannah Chase, Hunter Toller, Jaylyn Hensley, Kacy Younker, Madi Flint.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_SB_wilmteam.jpgThe Wilmington High School softball team, from left to right, front row, Cherokee McClaskie, Macy Fulton, Je’taysia Johns, Brooklyn Keaton, Kelsi Bair, Lillian Hebb; back row, Courtney Smart, Meghan Fisher, Lyla Self, Leyah Bradshaw, Hannah Chase, Hunter Toller, Jaylyn Hensley, Kacy Younker, Madi Flint. Courtesy Photo

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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