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Wayne Post
  • Daily Messenger 2013 softball preview capsules

  • A look at the area's softball teams.

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  • Bloomfield Bombers
    COACH/YEAR Gary Husk/6th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C1
    2012 5-15/lost in first round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Brittney Hastings, sr., SS; Rayissa Amon, so., 3B; Madison Zenoski, sr., P; Olivia Rodgers, jr., 2B; Delaney Joyce, jr., 1B; Shannon MacDowell, sr., IF/OF
    KEY LOSSES Lizzy Sidore, CF; Laura Goldstin, C
    KEY NEWCOMERS Marissa Gossage, sr., OF; Taylor Knebel, so., OF; Cassie Thomas, jr., P; Karley Schweinfurth, jr., C
    GAMES TO SEE vs. South Seneca April 13 and vs. H-AC April 27
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We expect to be in every game we play and play as hard as we can every inning.”
    Canandaigua Braves
    COACH/YEAR Danielle Owdienko/2nd
    LEAGUE/CLASS Monroe County Div. II/A
    2012 3-19/lost in semifinals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Kaitlyn Schmeer, so., SS; Grace Thomas, sr., C; Alyssa Gillen, so., P; Alex Cator, sr., 1B Amanda Gillen, C/OF
    KEY LOSSES Kenzie Tallman, SS/3B; Casey Lucas, P/2B; Hannah Strait, OF; Dakoda Davies, OF; Larissa Murphey, OF; Jordan Boylan, 1B; Kaylee Carlson, OF
    KEY NEWCOMERS Nine girls are looking to contribute from the beginning of the season
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Brighton April 19 and vs. Churchville-Chili May 6
    COACH’S COMMENTS “While we are a young team, they bring a great enthusiasm and determination to work hard and get better, as demonstrated by the girls’ commitment to training during the off-season. We want to compete in every game. We have a lot of potential and are looking at maximizing that into a successful season.”
    Gananda Blue Panthers
    COACH/YEAR Tony Morabito/11th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Wayne County/C1
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Darci MacFall, sr., 1B/3B; Sydney Stone, jr., OF; Korrie Stone, jr., OF; Korrie Sayers, jr., OF; Payton Wyjad, so., 2B; Caitlin Donnelly, 8th, C
    KEY LOSSES Tiffany Gregoire, C; Tiffany Burks, P/1B; Kelly Kier, P/OF; Jessica Suchan, SS/OF; Caitlin McClare, 2B/SS
    KEY NEWCOMERS Margarita Kotok, sr., OF/C; Jessica Donnan, jr., OF; Ashleigh Petrucci, jr., OF/C; Jen Stearns, jr., IF/P; Dani Jobe, so., OF; Brielle Hamel, so., OF; Gabriel Hermann, so., OF; Alexis Russell, so., OF; Pam MacFall, fr., IF/P; Brianna Walker, 8th, IF/P
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Marion April 19 and at Red Jacket April 20
    COACH’S COMMENTS “This will be an interesting season. I have some strong returning players blended in with many first-time players. I lost key people to graduation, which included both of my pitchers. The team is off to a good start, but I can see we have a lot of work to do. The group seems to be focused and willing to learn.”
    Page 2 of 4 - Harley-Allendale Columbia Wolves
    COACH/YEAR Amanda Morehouse/2nd
    LEAGUE/CLASS Wayne County/C2
    2012 2-17
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Amanda Hall, C; Jessica Pembroke, P/IF; Jessica Richard, 1B; Emily Yax, C/P
    KEY NEWCOMERS Gabby Monti; Sonya Sial; Lia Teck
    GAMES TO SEE at Naples April 19 and at Bloomfield April 27
    COACH’S COMMENTS “Each year is a new season, and each year we are taking the steps we need to take to get our team in the shape we need it in to win games.”
    Honeoye Bulldogs
    COACH/YEAR Matt Leitten/4th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C3
    2012 16-4/won league title and lost in sectional finals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Kylie McBride, sr., P; Kelsy Cornish, sr., 3B; Erica Cratsley, sr., CF; Hannah Orman, sr., SS; Taylor Pestle, sr., OF/2B; Sarah DeGaugh, sr., C; Abbey Allison, jr., 1B
    KEY LOSSES Tori Gamrod, OF; Megan Leitten, OF; Erin Conversi, IF; Taylor Piacente, DP; Steph Kleiner, IF
    KEY NEWCOMERS Courtney Witterich, jr., 2B; Tori Blaney, jr., OF; Gwen Healy, so., C/OF; Kasey Campbell, so., P/IF
    GAMES TO SEE at Red Jacket April 19 and vs. Romulus May 1
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We want to repeat as league champions and win a sectional title.”
    Lyons Lions
    COACH/YEAR Lauren Maddock
    LEAGUE/CLASS Wayne County/C2
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Mikayla Bastian; Rashee Bostic; Mia Palone; Hannah Lester; Kayla Pentycofe; Javana Salone
    GAMES TO SEE vs. East Rochester April 17 and at North Rose-Wolcott April 19
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We are looking for a strong defensive team coupled with consistent offense.”
    Marcus Whitman Wildcats
    COACH/YEAR Craig Morley/7th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/B2
    2012 4-16/lost in second round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Michaela Hoover, sr., IF; Ashlyn Welsh, jr., P
    KEY LOSSES Cathy Rosato; Ashley Chermak
    KEY NEWCOMERS Daykota Micheal, sr.; Danielle Brown, jr.,
    GAMES TO SEE at Red Jacket April 27 and vs. Naples May 8
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We expect to compete for the Finger Lakes West title. Anything less would be disappointing.”
    Marion Black Knights
    COACH/YEAR Jim Reiss/4th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Wayne County/C3
    2012 10-8/lost in second round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Anna Mitchell, C/IF; Rebecca Levitsky, IF; Rebecca Sippel, P
    KEY LOSSES Kailani Ameele, C; Katie Shelhammer, SS; Rebecca Couperous, P
    KEY NEWCOMERS Allie Moore, SS; Jamie Royer, C
    GAMES TO SEE at Gananda April 19 and vs. North Rose-Wolcott April 25
    COACH’S COMMENTS “I expect to be competitive with most teams in the county again this year.”
    Page 3 of 4 - Midlakes Screaming Eagles
    COACH/YEAR John Lombardi/2nd
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/B1
    2012 8-12/lost in first round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Alexis Baxter, sr., P; Kylie Dewilde, jr., IF; Christy Orlando, fr., IF; Colby Kidder, fr., IF; Riley Jensen, sr., P; Britney Arnold, sr., OF
    KEY LOSSES Nicole Wright, SS; Erika Larsen, 2B; Jenn Goodman, C
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We have a young core group that plays tough defense. Our expectations as a team is to play hard together. We want to finish every game strong.”
    Naples Big Green
    COACH/YEAR Robert Birdsall/2nd
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C3
    2012 5-11/lost in first round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Allison Arsenualt, sr., 1B; Jessie Gorcica, jr., P; Loran Fleischman, SS; Taylor Harris, C
    KEY LOSSES Lauren Maynard, 2B; Cory Steltz, RF; Melissa Fleischman, LF
    KEY NEWCOMERS Kayla VandeSande, jr., 3B/SS; Molly Fiero, jr., RF
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Marcus Whitman April 16 and vs. Bloomfield May 13
    COACH’S COMMENTS “I expect a lot of teams to be surprised by our athleticism. We have the potential to go far, depending on what everyone puts into this season. Leadership will be the key.”
    Newark Reds
    COACH/YEAR Robyn Monahan/2nd
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/B1
    2012 5-10
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Haley Vastbinder, jr., P; Sarah Sharp, jr., 2B/SS; Amanda Knapp, jr., 1B; Emily Hauf, so., C; Kiki Otero, fr., LF
    KEY LOSSES Rachel Knapp, SS; Alyssa Lannon, 3B
    KEY NEWCOMERS Kendra York, sr., CF; Liz Kline, jr., C/3B; Mckenna Pettit, fr., SS/2B; Destiny Acosta, fr., P
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Pal-Mac April 24 and at Midlakes May 3
    COACH’S COMMENTS “I am looking forward to an exciting season; the team has been working very hard. We are also very happy to have assistant coach Mark Pettit joining us this year.”
    Palmyra-Macedon Red Raiders
    COACH/YEAR Frank Nau/5th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/B1
    2012 7-13/lost in first round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Olivia Broersma, sr., 1B/SS; Mikala Miller, sr., OF; Kelsi Nau, jr., P/1B; Suzanne Welch, jr., 2B; Taylor Quigley, jr., 3B/OF; Alex Crist, jr., OF; Jasper Lange, so., OF/3B; Maddy Luke, so., C
    KEY LOSSES Dana Nau, C; Cydney Luke, SS/P
    KEY NEWCOMERS Morgan Jamison, jr., OF/SS; Sam King, so., SS/C; Susan Sutberry, jr., OF
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Penn Yan April 18 and vs. Midlakes May 9
    COACH’S COMMENTS “The Finger Lakes East softball league consists of several very strong teams and solid teams throughout the league. I look for continued improvement in play from each player on the Pal-Mac team and team play as a whole.”
    Page 4 of 4 - Red Jacket Indians
    COACH/YEAR George Hotchkiss/2nd
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C2
    2012 16-4/lost in semifinals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Chelsey Jacobs, 3B; Emily Hotchkiss, 2B; Daniele Ogrodowski, OF; Bailey Hixson, SS; Carlye Capron, P
    KEY LOSSES Megan Hotchkiss, P
    KEY NEWCOMERS Brooke Napoleon, fr., C; Taylor Strub, fr., C
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Honeoye April 19 and vs. Marcus Whitman April 27
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We hope to get good pitching to go with strong bats.”
    Victor Blue Devils
    COACH/YEAR Shelly Collins/24th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Monroe County Div. I/AA2
    2012 8-11/lost in first round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Lacey Clark, sr., IF; Catie Tobin, fr., C; Liz Caggiano, so., 1B; Nicolette Kulakowski, so., P Kristen Simmons, fr., CF
    KEY LOSSES
    Bethany DeMarco, 3B; Claire Sobraske, 2B
    KEY NEWCOMERS Kara Commisso, 8th., P; Victoria Allocco, fr., 3B; Jen Newell, 8th, 2B
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Rush-Henrietta April 24 and vs. Penfield May 13
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We’re very, very young.”

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