Apr. 8—Frail coach Jack Foster likes the makeup of this twelve months’s Flathead High softball crew which, cherish all americans else, has been cooling its cleats for the simpler phase of two years.
“I contain five starters wait on from two years prior to now,” Foster, now in his fifth season guiding the Bravettes, said. “I contain an right nucleus wait on.”
Four seniors and a junior — outfielder Macy Craver — lead the manner. Karissa Comer, a varsity player since her freshman twelve months, pitches and plays first immoral. Ilyssa Centner pitches and plays shortstop.
Allyssa Cadwalader plays 2d and a few outfield; Brianna Morales holds down third immoral for Flathead.
Foster added senior outfielder Alyssa Poe-Hatten and junior catcher Neveah Lacroix are coming into bigger roles.
The neighborhood won ethical two video games in 2019 and there are many unknowns coming into this day’s opener in opposition to Class A Libby, at KidSport at 5 p.m. But Foster likes what he sees, and notes he has some promising newcomers, led by Kaidyn Lake and Laynee Vesser, approaching.
“They’re a terribly correct neighborhood of formative years,” he said. “Offensively I mediate we’re going to be reasonably solid. Both our pitchers play different positions — one thing about this sport is you completely budge as far as your pitchers.
“And we contain now been outdoors greater than I contain ever been, in 24 years of teaching. We truly purchased a corpulent week outdoors on grime earlier than we contain now performed a sport.”
Foster led Submit Falls to a Class 5A Idaho disclose title in 2010. Flathead won a Say AA title in 2003 and narrowly lost in the 2004 championship, nevertheless hasn’t been to reveal since 2007.
This ethical would possibly perchance perchance be the twelve months Flathead gets to the simpler echelon of the Western AA, the build Glacier, Helena Capital and Missoula Sentinel contain all nevertheless build down roots. It would possibly perchance probably perchance well be timely, since Kalispell hosts the Say AA match Would perchance just 28-29.
“That is our goal,” Foster said. “We have to be there.”
Friday the Bravettes play Monumental Falls High and Monumental Falls Russell at Kidsport at 3 and 5 p.m.