Loaded With Talent

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
By Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
The Warsaw high school softball team has 22 girls scheduled for playing time this season. This is the most players that long time Coach Steve Larson has ever had on his team.
With one returning senior, Kinsten  Cunningham and six talented returning juniors, three sophomores and  several good freshmen, there will be competition for playing time, a very good problem to have. Last year they only had 14 players on the team and just ten the year before, so this is a luxury every coach wishes they had.
Speaking of coaches, former WHS All-State player Kelli Eierman  is a new assistant  and should be a huge plus to the program. Junior Aubrie McRoberts commented, "It will be great having her for our coach. She was a great player and she  has been on a state championship team.”
Coach Eierman should be a big help with an already good pitching staff that includes  Payge Adair, Kya Schepker, Kylee Fajen and a few others.
Catcher Reagan Shelby has been hitting the ball a ton during summer ball and will be someone to keep an eye on for sure this coming season. McRoberts switched to batting left handed last season and some of her power numbers fell off but could be back on track this time around. She can fly down first base as can Schepker and center fielder Rayni Simons. Simons is as good as gold in center and fly balls go there to die in her glove. Coach Eierman was also a good center fielder, as well as an almost unhittable pitcher.
A team that can’t field a bunt will be in trouble facing the Lady Cats this time around. That was their go-to weapon last season and could be a huge factor this year. Look for the Lady Cats to score a lot of runs and will  be fun to watch this season.
When the All- State awards come on don’t be too surprised to see some Warsaw girls grab some honors. We will have more to say as time goes by and a whole lot more in the upcoming sports edition.