Danville Blue Devils 2023 Softball Preview


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Danville Blue Devils

Head Coach: Charlie Duncan
Years Head Coach (current school): 3
Record (current school): 26-17
Years Head Coach (overall): 3
Record (overall): 26-17

Assistant Coaches:
Shane Coffield
Jamie Gronberg
Quentin Cottrell
Bri Staats

Record last season: (6-6) (16-9)
League Affiliation: Knox Morrow Athletic Conference
Last year's playoff results: Lost in Regional Semi Finals

Top players returning:
Taryn Mickley. SR - BA - 4.08, SLG. - .704, Doubles-6, Triples-6, HR-3, RBI's-20, SB-10
Cordi Richert . SR - BA - .273, RBI's-9, Runs-17
Grace Gronberg JR- BA-.367, SLG-.400, Doubles-6, RBI's-23, - Pitching- 10-7, K's-145, ERA-3.31
Emily Weckesser- JR - BA-.265, SLG-456, Doubles-3, Triples-2, Stolen bases-8
Alisha Humphrey - SOPH -.493, SLG-.812, Doubles-5, Triples-7, HR-1, RBI's-32, SB's-11
Addison Mickley - SOPH - BA-.440, SLG-.560, Doubles-3, Triples-3, Runs-37,SB's-22

Top players lost:
Keaura Shilling (Capital University) - BA-.494, SLG-.753, Doubles-8, HR's-2, Runs-40, SB's-26
Camie Newbold- BA-.390, SLG-.558, Doubles-8, HR-1, RBI's-19

New impact players:
Broegan Staats, JR
Taylor Price, JR
Madison Payne, SOPH
Addy Bocock, FRESH
Ruby Bartok, FRESH


Final Comments:
Will only have 2 seniors, but have a large Junior class that has had a lot of playing time at the varsity level. Both pitchers from last year return with the addition of 3 more that can compete at the varsity level. We graduated 2 very good hitters and that plate production will be replaced by several young talented players. We play in a tough conference (The KMAC) that produced 4 District Champions last season. With a solid non conference schedule, we look to be battled tested and able to make a solid tournament run.