LARNED — The Larned softball Indians ran into a stiff challenge in a 8-3 regional championship loss to rival Hoisington High. Larned finished 9-13 and had 11 hits in the championship-game loss, but stranded nine baserunners.
Larned pitcher Mattie Glover, who also plays third base, started the regional championship game against Hoisington. Glover drove in two runs in the title game.
Other returning starters are 3B-SS Tymarra Bryant, 2B Madison Erway, OF Haley Skelton, OF Kelsey Parr and OF-C Erin Smith.
The Indians will be well prepared for post-season play in the rugged Central Kansas League.
“With returnees at many key positions we hope to compete at a very high level in the upcoming season,” said Larned first-year coach Nate Junker. “Every team has different dynamics and each season will offer different challenges. But Larned softball will look to continue to develop and compete at a high level.”
LARNED SOFTBALL ROSTER
Kelsey Parr, Haley Skelton, Alea Makings, Madison Erway, Erin Smith, Ally Aldrich, Mattie Glover, Tymarra Bryant, Maddy Wares, Baylea Perez, Monica Clark, Amanda Lessard, Alissa Bird, Sage Nuss, Madison Tabler, Renee Tracy, Chloe Madden, Selena Ibarra, Alessia Pascarella, Alyssa Clark, Kennedy Ayre, Savannah Racette, Ivory Muldrow
Nicholas Junker—head coach
Friday, April 1—at Sterling, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 5—Haven, 4 p.m.
Friday, April 8—at Halstead, 4 p.m.
Monday, April 11—Dodge City JV, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12—Hoisington, 4 p.m.
Friday, April 15—Lyons, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19—at Hillsboro, 4 p.m.
Friday, April 22—Nickerson, 4 p.m.
Friday, April 26—at Hesston, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 29—at Smoky Valley, 4 p.m.
Monday, May 9—at Pratt JV, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10—at Kingman, 4 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, May 16-19—Class 3A Regional
Friday-Saturday, May 26-27—Class 3A State, Manhattan