Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets 2023 Softball Preview


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Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets

Head Coach: Ryan Pentz
Years Head Coach (current school): 3
Record (current school): 41-15
Years Head Coach (overall): 3
Record (overall): 41-15

Assistant Coaches:
Mike Fuller
Andy Bryant
Ashley Hagelhuff
Jeff Mizer
Cody Rolland

Record last season: 9-3 / 17-10
League Affiliation: Ohio Cardinal Conference
Last year's playoff results: Lost in District Semi

Top players returning:
Kennedi Endsley
Avg .421
2nd Team All Conference

McKenzie Krownapple
Avg .400
HR - 2
Honorable Mention All District
1st Team All Conference

Kiahanna Harris
AVG .386
HR - 6

Sydney Silvery
AVG .310
HR - 2

Addi Parker
ERA .121

Top players lost:
Emma Calkins (Otterbein University)
Avg .455
HR 6
2nd Team All District
1st All Conference

Rhyli Pope (University of Findlay)
AVG .363
2B - 10
2nd Team All Conference

Lilly Erb
AVG .364
2nd Team All Conference

Addison Christopher (Rio Grande)
AVG .300
HR 3
Honorable Mention All Conference

Emilee Burke
ERA 3.56
Honorable Mention All Conference

Mac Schlosser (University of Cal U PA)

Kelly Sullins (University of Charleston)

New impact players:
Carly Kennedy (sophomore)
Grace Bates (sophomore)
Presli Pope (sophomore)
Rylee Myers (sophomore)
Meredith Jones (sophomore)
Jenna Riley (senior)
Hailey Rudrick (freshmen)
Brooke Dovenbarger (sophomore)
Mia Reider (Senior)
Miranda Oswalt (Freshmen)


Final Comments:
We graduated 9 players last year with 7 of the 9 seeing significant playing time. Over the last two seasons we have graduated a total of 19 players. This years team is young but still has plenty of softball experience. Our season outlook will depend on how quickly we can take that softball experience and mold into a team. We be challenged early with our first two games of the season being with the returning conference champions, Ashland Arrows. The conference is strong with the likes of Mansfield Madison, Lexington, Ashland, and the new addition of New Philadelphia. With our non conference schedule including Ballard KY (nationally ranked), Ft Walton FL, Marysville, Gahanna, Westerville Central, and Heath this years team should get tested.