Upper Sandusky Rams 2023 Softball Preview


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Upper Sandusky Rams

Head Coach:
Luke Swavel

How has everything been going so far?

I just wish we could get outside more, but that is a yearly issue.

What are your expectations for the season?
Expectations are similar from year to year. Win the league and advance farther into the tournament. We have a very experienced team with 7 seniors and 4 juniors making up the majority of the roster.

What is the biggest thing you think your team will excel at right away?
Having experience in the circle is a big advantage, I imagine that would be an early positive for the team.

What is the biggest thing you think your team needs to improve on right away?
We will need some players to step up and improve on their hitting and productivity out of the gate.

Top returners from last year? Their grade? Their stats? Why are they top returner?
Liv Gier-(SR) 1st team N10/ 10 wins/2.27 ERA/130K/120IP. She will pitch a majority of our innings like she has for the last 2 years.
Alyse Swartz-(SR) 1st team N10/.412BA/29RBI/24R. Power hitter to all fields. Committed to Wilmington College
Payton Kennedy-(SR) N10 2nd team/athletic SS that makes plays/.377BA
Hannah Plymale-(SR) All League her sophomore year. She is coming off an injury that took nearly all her junior year. She will spend time behind the plate and in CF. Next level speed/ Committed to Ohio Dominican.

Top new to this year's team? Their grade? What can they bring to the team?
Korie Meddings-(SR)/(1st base-OF) Hitter with some power.
Madison Hart-(FR) Has big bat potential. Playing OF and catcher, but can play any position.

Where do you hope to be late in the season and what's the biggest objective to getting there?
Our goal is to be playing for a N10 championship or to be playing our best softball for the year. Also, we want to advance further into the tournament than the previous year (1st game into districts, lost to Margaretta)

Anything else you'd like to add?
We have some players that could make us a tough lineup to pitch against us. Players that could have big years for us include:
Addie Hoffbauer-(JR)/Utility/Defender(1st base-OF)
Bailey Fox- (JR) .278BA/19RBI
Cassidy Breidenbach-(SR) .254 BA/18RBI
Erin Merriman & Logan Kennedy-(JR)

Anything you can provide is a big help. If you want to include stats/awards/honors from last year, that is a big help too!
We need to find someone who can step up for graduating senior Jenna Kurtz who played 3rd base. Also, I need someone to fill the gap of graduated lead off hitter Brooke Swavel. She hit .488 BA/.544 OBP/32 R/ 17 SB. 1st team all district OF who is playing at University of Findlay.