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Marysville Getchell looks to improve on the diamond

 

Andrew Hines

Emily Petermeyer catches during practice at Marysville Getchell High School on March 10.

The softball season is gearing up as the Marysville Getchell Chargers are looking to make a significant jump from last season.

Last year the Chargers finished in dead last in the Wesco North with an overall record of 3-17, and a league record of 1-16.

"I think the players are excited because they know they can improve on last season. Our seniors are creating some good leadership, we have a young team and they are ready to go. They are adapting to their roles incredibly well, some are old and some are new, but they are excited to play. They know this is a tough league, but they're ready to play," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Mike Moran.

Last season the Chargers had trouble on the defensive side of the ball, lack of pitching rotation and inexperience at a multitude of positions. This year they come back with a deeper rotation and a year of experience to learn from.

Avery Holscher, senior captain, will lead the outfield with her experience and ability to create big plays for the defense.

Andrew Hines

Hannah Kranz picks up the grounder and throws heat to first base during drills at Marysville Getchell High School on March 10.

Katie King, senior captain, will also play a huge role for the Chargers as the number one pitcher and outfielder. She leads a strong rotation and will be looked upon to share her experience as a four-year letter winner.

Makinna Van Horn, the lone junior and starting shortstop, is taking on a large role as well as she will be looked upon to lead the infield with her strong play.

"I think they are excited to play everyone. We have to be. You have to be excited for the first game the same way you are excited for the last game. They are ready to play them as we get them and every game is hard. I don't think they get over the top about any one team, but there are a lot of hard teams to compare themselves to," said Coach Moran.

The Marysville Getchell Chargers' next home game will be against the Cascade Bruins on Wednesday, March 15, at 4 p.m.

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