Clay Panthers 2023 Softball Preview


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Clay Panthers

Head Coach: JD Shaw
Years Head Coach (current school): 1st
Record (current school): 0-0
Years Head Coach (overall): 1st
Record (overall): 0-0

Assistant Coaches:
Jason Gearheart
Brandon Puckett

Record last season: 9-2 / 14-8
League Affiliation: Southern Ohio Conference
Last year's playoff results:
W sectional tournament game 15-0
L District tournament game 11-7

Top players returning:
Shea Edgington
Katie Fife
Sarah Cassidy
Lynsey Loop

Top players lost:
Preslee Lutz - SOC district 1st team, OHSAA scholar athlete
Kailey Ware - SOC district 2nd team, OHSAA sportsmanship award
Jacy Gearhaert - SOC district 1st team
Jordyn Mathias - SOC district 2nd team

New impact players:
Adrienne Whitley
Maggie Swayne


Final Comments:
Strengths - We have a lot of team speed, both on the bases and in the outfield. We look to be very aggressive once we get on base.

Weaknesses - We are young and a bit inexperienced. We will need to rely heavily on a few girls for leadership that have previous game time experience.

Outlook - we are looking to compete, and gain the necessary experience and confidence for our first-time starters as the season progresses. We expect to look more poised and perform at a higher level toward the second half of the season.