Trojanette Softball

Trojanette Softball Outlook
Citizens Voice

Nanticoke Area

Coach: Ryan Stetz

2017 results: 14-1. Lost to No. 4 Wyoming Area, 6-5 in 10 innings, in the District 2 Class 4A semifinals.

Players to watch: Seniors — Miranda Bohn, P; Megan Murphy, OF. Junior - Brinley Sobeck, 2b. Sophomores — Gabby Rakowski, SS; Jessica Skladzien, 3b. Freshmen — Olivia Nice, OF.

Coach’s outlook: “The 2018 Nanticoke softball team will be an exciting team with great pitching, steady defense, and an aggressive, fast-paced offense. The team is motivated to prove itself as a legitimate championship contender and looks forward to continuing the proud softball tradition in Nanticoke. They also excel in the classroom and value representing their school and community.”

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Coach: Ryan Stetz, 6th year

PIAA Class: 4A

District Titles: 9 (last 2015)

2017 WVC Record/Finish: 13-0, 1st Division 2

2017 postseason: D2-4A playoffs – Berwick, W 7-2; Wyoming Area, L 6-5 (8 inn.)

Home Field: K.M. Smith Elementary

Key Players Lost: Morgan Briggs, C; Kiera Brown, OF.; Jenna Lipowski, 3B; Cassie Novakowski, 2B

Key Players Returning: Miranda Bohn, P, Sr.; Megan Murphy, OF, Sr.; Brittany Sobeck, INF, Jr.; Gabby Rakowski, INF, So.

Outlook: Nanticoke suffered some big losses to graduation including two-time Times Leader Player of the Year Lipowski, who was the WVC’s premier power hitter. So the offense might not have the same firepower, at least early on. However, Bohn is an all-state lefty who will keep the Trojanettes in every game and keep them a contender.