2012 high school softball preview capsules

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Perryville's Kelcie Fahnestock returns to the Pirates to help them build on their 16-8 record last season. (Missourian file photo)

Notre Dame Bulldogs

Coach: Jeff Graviett

Last season's record: 26-2

2011 final game: Lost to De Soto 5-0 in a Class 3 sectional

Returning starters: Brandi Glastetter, sr., 1B

Central's Kadie Orenstein has been a starter in the circle for the last two seasons. (Missourian file photo)

Other returning players: Veronica Moore, sr., OF; Sharon Sabapathypillai, sr., OF; Jessica Westrich, jr., 3B; Tiffany Woods, jr., C; Nikki Peters, so., P; Kayce Landewee, jr., OF; Alexis Burnette, so., P; Conner Elfrink, jr., 2B

Top newcomers: Maria Layton, so., OF; Carson Freeman, so., 2B; Madison Buelow, jr., C; Shelby Schaefer, jr., OF; Liz Kight, so., C

Perryville Pirates

Coach: Jeff Steffens

Last season's record: 16-8

2011 final game: Lost to Park Hills Central 4-2 in a Class 3 District 1 semifinal

Returning starters: Kelcie Fahnestock, jr., P; Aleshia Reiss, sr., 1B; Hailey Richardet, jr., SS; Tiarra Sparkman, sr., 2B; Amiee More, jr., OF

Top newcomers: Macey Hall, INF; Emma Nelson, INF; Lilly Peacut, C; Kayla Fahnestock, OF/INF; Cheyenne Davis, OF

Jackson Indians

Coach: Amanda Forester

Last season's record: 10-15

2011 final game: Lost to Farmington 10-9 in a Class 4 District 1 semifinal

Returning starters: Brooke Whitledge, sr., SS; Mollie Crader, sr., 2B; Mallory Jones, jr., P; Melanie Dockins, jr., C; Demesha Huddleston, sr., OF

Other returning players: Casey Holzum, jr., OF; Kaitlyn McHughs, sr., 3B/OF

Top newcomers: Kayla Keith, fr., INF; Shelby Wren, fr., INF/P; Chaylynn Smith, jr., INF; Taylor Bauknecht, jr., INF/OF; LaQuesha Martin, sr., 1B; Erica Gray, fr., OF/INF

Central Tigers

Coach: Amy Blattel

2011 final game: Lost to Poplar Bluff 8-5 in a Class 4 District 1 quarterfinal

Returning starters: Bailey Kratochvil, INF; Tatiana Reagan, INF; Kadie Orenstein, P; Sarah Kitchen, C; Madison Daum, OF; Samantha McLemore, OF; Maggie Groshong, P; Winnie Smith, INF

Other returning players: Becky Kitchen, OF

Top newcomers: Brooke Anderson, P; Megan Smith, UTIL; Mariah Taylor, INF

Scott City Rams

Coach: Amy Pobst

Last season's record: 13-11

2011 final game: Lost to St. Pius 4-3 in the Class 2 District 2 title game

Returning starters: Alexis Spriggs, sr., P; Lindsey Rendleman, sr., OF/SS; Macy Hall, jr., C; Becky Burger, jr., P

Other returning players: Alicia Kern, sr., OF; Julie Holder, sr., 1B; Shelby Rhymer, jr., OF; Tana Tetley, sr., OF; Michaela Kiefer, so., P/3B

Top newcomers: Bella Bowers, fr., SS; Valeria Bahr, sr., 2B/OF

St. Vincent Indians

Coach: Dusty Wengert

Last season's record: 10-12

2011 final game: Lost to Scott City 6-1 in a Class 2 District 2 semifinal

Returning starters: Casey Unterreiner, jr., P; Nicole Pruett, sr., P/INF; Abby Ruessler, jr., C; Amanda Breig, jr., INF; Kayla Winkler, so., SS; Taylor Kirn, so., INF; Jac Richardet, sr., OF; Brooke Monier, jr., OF

Other returning players: Kelley Haertling, sr., OF

Top newcomers: Brett Schario, so., OF; Sammie Pritchard, fr., INF

Chaffee Red Devils

Coach: Shawn Powderly

Last season's record: 11-13

2011 final game: Lost to Neelyville 6-3 in a Class 1 District 1 quarterfinal

Returning starters: Adrienne Eichhorn, sr., SS; Kaitlyn Miller, sr., CF; Mackenzie Chapman, jr., 2B; Kaitlin McFerron, so., 1B/P

Other returning players: Regina Seyer, sr., 1B; Molly Parker, so., 3B/1B; Victoria Blue, so., OF

Top newcomers: Julia Sutterfield, fr., 3B/C; Hannah Seyer, fr., P/LF; Carleigh Burnett, fr., P/2B

Remainder of roster: Hailey Enderle, sr., P; Stevie Schrum, sr., RF; Cierra Crites, so., DH/OF; Jessie Evans, so., C; Dakota Pepple, so., 3B/OF; Shayna Ancell, fr., 2B; Lauran Bedwell, fr., OF; Katie Clover, fr., OF

Delta Bobcats

Coach: Rebecca Cook

Last season's record: 6-14

2011 final game: Lost to Oran 6-0 in a Class 1 District 1 semifinal

Returning starters: Rachel Birkman, jr., 1B; Chasity Taylor, jr., C; Ciara Coomer, so., P; Lisa Lankford, sr., OF; Megan Perry, jr., 2B

Top newcomers: Machela VanGennip, sr., OF; Shantel Hendrix, so., SS; Danielle Helderman, so., OF; Meagan Parker, so., OF; Taylor Cotton, so., OF; Jenna Henson, fr., 3B; Kelsi Kinder, fr., 1B; Emma Self, fr., OF; Loren Childers, fr., OF; Cherish Roberts, fr., OF

Oran Eagles

Coach: Jim Eftink

2011 final game: Lost to Naylor 9-1 in the Class 1 District 1 title game

Returning starters: Allie Cummins, so., C; Anna Jones, so., P/1B; Addie Kiehlhofner, jr., 3B; Chrissy Sauceda, jr., SS; Taylor Nenninger, jr., OF; Bailey Carlyle, sr., OF

Other returning players: Morgan Todt, jr., P; Molly McConnell, jr., 2B

Top newcomers: Tatum May, fr., P/1B

Saxony Lutheran Crusaders

Coach: Tali Beaudean

2011 final game: Lost to Kelly 9-3 in a Class 2 District 2 quarterfinal

Kelly Hawks

2011 final game: Lost to St. Pius 3-2 in a Class 2 District 2 semifinal

-- All information provided by coaches

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