Baldwin pitcher eager to get season started

BALDWIN —  Riley Drilling had a taste of varsity softball action last year as a freshman and is eager to get her sophomore season started.

Along with pitching, Drilling also will play outfield for the Panthers.

“I worked on my own with my dad,” she said of her offseason training. “It’s been kind of chaotic with our schedules, but our coach pulled it through we got in (the gym) and have been working.”

Drilling has gotten in a lot of pitching so far.

“I have a lot of strikes,” she said, pointing to her fastball as her best pitch. “I need to get my release point down. I need to focus on my release point so my pitches can be strikes all throughout.”

As an outfielder, Drilling hopes to put her arm and fielding at work.

The Panther sophomore is also hoping to improve on her hitting.

“Last year, I was terrible at hitting,” Drilling said. “Ever since we’ve been in gym using the pitching machine and doing live pitching, I’ve been hitting well. I just have to remember my form, watch the ball and follow through.”

The season starts on April 21 at Walkerville.