Softball set for weekend of doubleheaders

Sean Hastings, Assistant Sports Editor

The Eastern softball team will start its fall season Friday after last week’s doubleheader was canceled due to inclement weather.

The Panthers are set to play a doubleheader against Olney Central Community College on Friday and Lincoln Land Community College on Sunday.

The Panthers’ real schedule starts in the spring and the games start to count, but the games played in the fall will help the Panthers prepare for that season.

“What we will work on is all the little things that will allow us to go far such as executing in specific situations, being aggressive offensively and defensively and just trying to bring it all together,” senior outfielder April Markowski said.

Markowski added that all the women on the team are excited to get back on the field and get the season started, especially her and the rest of the seniors with this being their ‘last first game.’

Kylie Bennett, Katie Watson, Haylee Beck and Jennette Isaac are the four other seniors that join Markowski on the roster.

The Panthers did add new faces to the roster this year, but there are no new freshman pitchers. All the pitchers from last year are returning.

Sophomores Jessica Wireman and Michelle Rogers saw most of the action on the mound as freshmen but juniors Hannah Rachor and Amber Toenyes and sophomore Tori Johnson also saw some time on the mound in the spring of 2015.

The first game of the weekend will start at 5 p.m. with game two following right after at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Sunday’s games against Lincoln Land Community College are scheduled for 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.


Sean Hastings can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]