Softball 2009: Teams to watch

EIGHT GAZETTE-AREA TEAMS TO WATCH FOR 2009:

ALBURNETT

2008 record: 29-15

2008 postseason: Reached the state tournament. Placed 3rd in Class 1A.

Coach: Marv Porter (3rd year, 54-32)

Returning starters (10): C Tricia Miller (sr.), 3B Becky O’Neill (jr.), P Allyssa Neighbor (sr.), 1B Cortney Wood (jr.), LF Ashley Reed (sr.), 2B Shelby Matus (jr.), DH Jacqueline Naeve (fr.), OF/P Anjali Hamilton (sr.), OF Logan Morrison (sr.), OF Briann Wieland (soph.) 

 

CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON

2008 record: 32-11

2008 postseason: Advanced to state tournament. Placed 3rd in Class 4A.

Coach: Larry Niemeyer (49th year, 1,958-400 overall)

Returning starters (8): LF Amanda Burger (sr.), 3B Alex Jacobson (jr.), SS Morgan Allee (jr.), 2B Brittany Madsen (jr.), P Hannah Petersen (fr.), C Libby Rizor (jr.), OH Maddy Rizor (jr.), 1B Kasey Yoder (jr.).

 

CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIER

2008 record: 29-12

2008 postseason: Advanced to 3A regional semifinals, lost to Independence.

Coach: Brian Erbe (7th year, 167-85)

Returning starters (10): OF Caitlin Kray (sr.), OF Nicole McAllister (sr.), P Susanne Scieszincki (sr.), C/UT Danele Spoden (sr.), C/UT McKenna Miller (jr.), P/UT Jenny Drahozal (jr.), OF Shelby Woods (jr.), IF Abby Bedard (soph.), IF Tyler Sampson (soph.), IF Kristen Winter (soph.)

 

CLEAR CREEK AMANA

2008 record: 35-5

2008 postseason: Advanced to Class 3A regional final. Lost to Davenport Assumption.

Coach: Jim White (15th year, 639-107)

Returning starters (8): P/1B Moriah Morrisey (sr.), P/1B Michaela Fligg (sr.), SS Melissa Walls (sr.), 3B Katy Sexton (jr.), CF Ashley Akers (sr.), 2B Caitlin Wnek (fr.), LF Kira Hennes (sr.), DH Jess Anderson (jr.)

 

MID-PRAIRIE

2008 record: 30-14

2008 postseason: Reached the state tournament. Placed 3rd in Class 2A.

Coach: Amy Rath (13th year)

Returning starters (9): C Missy Hershberger (sr.), OF Kelsey Fuhr (jr.), OF Brandee Bohr (sr.), SS Molly Miller (sr.), 3B Kelsi Berg (jr.), 2B Michelle Murphy (jr.), OF Hayley Sieren (soph.), DH/IF Sara Young (sr.), 1B Kaitlin Kaalberg (fr.)

 

MOUNT VERNON

2008 record: 27-15

2008 postseason: Advanced to Class 3A regional semifinals. Lost to Clear Creek Amana.

Coach: Gary Stamp (40th year in baseball/softball, 701-501)

Returning starters (8): RF Megan Cannon (jr.), SS Karly Cochrane (jr.), C Kara Henik (sr.), DH Becca Lowe (jr.), CF Emily Ryan (sr.), RF Sarah Ryan (soph.), P Emily Stoner (jr.), P Kylea Weber (soph.)

 

SPRINGVILLE

2008 record: 24-10

2008 postseason: Advanced to Class 1A regional semifinals. Lost to North Mahaska.

Coach: Beau Zaruba (5th year at Springville, 75-83; overall: 104-164)

Returning starters (8): P Karlee Markley (jr.), C Alison Woods (sr.), 1B Katie Wyman (soph.), 2B Jamie Donaldson (fr.), 3B Carly Martin (sr.), SS Abby Neff (soph.), OF Kalli Wittenburg (sr.), OF Maggie Ray (jr.)

 

WEST DELAWARE

2008 record: 31-8

2008 postseason: Lost to New Hampton in Class 3A regional quarterfinals.

Coach: Kevin Schuchmann (6th year at West Delaware; career record: 640-365)

Returning starters (7): OF Nichole Vaske (jr.), 1B Abby Flanagan (jr.), P Laurynn Lammers (soph.), 3B Jessica McDonald (soph.), P Jenna Hermsen (soph.), 3B Holly Heims (soph.), SS Allison Pasker (soph.).

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