Senior pitcher returns for A-J softball team

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team will not have a lot of experience returning this season.

“We’re going to be real young this  year,” A-J coach Rodney Seip said. “It could be a learning opportunity for our young girls.”

The Lady Wildcats finished 9-19 last season.

Senior hurler Morgan Wendling returns to the lineup for A-J this spring.

“Morgan’s capable of throwing a lot of innings,” Seip said. “We need to be able to play defense behind her.”

Other seniors are outfielders Katie Mays and Julia Ellis and utility player Kaitlyn Daniels.

Juniors are catcher Tobie Treece and infielder/pitcher Cori Turner.

Sophomores in the mix are third baseman Katie Shepard and utility players Shaeley Hennesy and Petey Foster.

Freshmen include shortstop Payton Seip, pitcher/utility player Abigail Dahmer, utility players Natalee Brown and Allison Toler and infielder Mayci Penrod.

Though they will be a young squad, Seip looks to have a competitive team.

“We’re looking to compete with everybody and win the ballgames we’re suppose to and compete in the others,” Seip said.

Seip looks for a very competitive conference again this spring.

“It’s going to be tough in the River-to-River Conference race with Nashville, Pinckeyville and Du Quoin,” Seip said.

The Lady Wildcats are set to open their season Tuesday, March 12, at home against Johnston City.



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