MILL CREEK — After enjoying only a handful of video games the previous two seasons, Tygarts Valley softball coach Wendy Walden is worked up with the prospect that her squad will get to play a full schedule this spring.
Because of COVID-19 the Lady Bulldogs didn’t play a recreation in 2020.
A 12 months later in 2021, their season was shortened to simply eight video games due to points with the virus and the prolonged basketball season.
“It’s going to be nice to finally get to play some games this year,” mentioned Walden, who returns six upperclassmen starters. “The last two years were really tough on the kids.”
Of the six returning starters, 4 are seniors in Kendal Cutright, Abby Cabaniss, Brianna Mahoney and Emily Tackett.
Cutright is probably the squad’s prime hitter and essentially the most harmful menace to place the ball out of the park.
She will play within the infield alongside Cabaniss, Mahoney and Tackett.
Juniors Felcity Walden and Isabella Shumate spherical out the record of returning starters for Tygarts Valley.
Walden will deal with the catching duties, whereas Shumate is projected to play in heart subject.
The Lady Bulldogs will return 4 extra gamers with loads of enjoying expertise in juniors Gracie Barrickman and Dakota Branson and sophomores Emma Bell and Aleah Sharp.
Freshman newcomer Janie Blackwood is projected to be Tygarts Valley’s prime pitcher in 2022.
She is coming off a strong marketing campaign for the center college group final 12 months and has frolicked on a journey squad previously.
Brenlyn Swecker, Alyssa Sharp, Aniya Mitchell, and Peyton Bolyard are anticipated to see time without work the bench this season for the Lady Bulldogs, who opened the season Monday at Tucker County and can make their residence debut at 5 p.m. Wednesday in opposition to Trinity Christian.
Tygarts Valley will stay residence at 5 p.m. Friday to face Clay-Battelle.