Baldwin softball team ready to start season

BALDWIN — Baldwin’s softball team is in its third week of practice with anticipation of focusing on the season opener next month.

“Softball is going ok,” Baldwin coach Doug Bolles said. “It’s been tough getting numbers at practice due to so many other things going on right now. Actually, it has been a little frustrating. But the girls that have been coming to practice have been working hard and improving.

“(Monday) was a great day, weather-wise and turnout-wise. We had a good three-hour practice with nine girls showing up. We got some good work in with our pitchers as well as a good fielding day. It was our first day outside. And that’s also frustrating as the forecast looks like we’ll be inside the next couple of days, but we have to do it, because we need the work.”

Key players are expected to be seniors Makayla George (second base-shortstop); Christina McCarthy (third base-outfield) and Shay Scott (third base-shortstop); juniors Rose Lemieux (first base) and twin sisters Marissa Wroblewski (second base-outfielder) and Marlena Wroblewski (pitcher-outfielder); and junior Madison Simpson (outfielder) and sophomores Kiera Barker (catcher-second base-shortstop), Diamond Cannon (center field-pitcher) and Riley Drilling (pitcher-outfielder)

“Sisters, senior Nicole Mooney and junior Alexis Mooney, are out this spring due to medical reasons,” Bolles said. “That will definitely hurt our depth. Leaders look to be  Makayla George, who is playing with a torn ACL, Kiera Barker and Shay Scott. I’m getting a lot of help from my assistant coaches.”

The season opens April 11 against Crossroads.