Prep Softball Capsules

April 03, 2004



Coach: Harvey Staver, 19th year (447-47)

Last year: 16-5

Returning starters (5): October Smith, Sr., P/2B; Lindsay Tritle, Sr., SS; Rachelle Everhart, Jr., P; Melissa Swartz, Jr., OF; Emily Swartz, So., C.

Remainder of roster: Ashley Barnhart, Sr., 3B; Leeann Comfort, Sr., C; Kristy Jones, Sr., C; Ashley Rosenberger, 3B; Becky Brensinger, Jr., OF; Lindsay Forrester, Jr., OF; Rachel Grove, Jr., OF; Brittany Heckman, Jr., 1B; Lindsay Hinton, Jr., OF; Desiree Keith, Jr., OF; Jenae Mummert, Jr., 2B; Amber Rock, Jr., OF; Amber Shelly, Jr., 1B; Jessica Wallech, Jr., P; Allison Rife, Fr., P.

Outlook: "With two returning pitchers (Rachelle Everhart, October Smith) plus last year's top hitter (Lindsay Tritle), we are looking forward to defending the Mid-Penn championship. Five starters return along with 10 lettermen, so we have some experience."


Coach: James Richardson, 2nd year (12-8)

Last year: 12-8, lost in first round Lancaster Catholic district

Returning starters (4): Megan Tracey, Sr., C; Jessica Ritchey, Jr., SS; Kris Root, So., 1B; Danielle Frick, Sr., OF.

Remainder of roster: Kelly Showalter, Sr., OF; Kaci Kinney, Sr., 2B; Michele Oberholzer, Jr., 3B; Emily Wissinger, So., OF; Whitney Meyers, So., IF/OF; Samantha Phillips, So., P; Maxie George, So., 2B; Jade Dunhour, So., OF; Sarah Signore, Fr., P/3B; Brittany Main, Fr., 2B; Sabrina Myers, Fr., OF.

Outlook: "We are very young. I'm optimistic that we will get better as the season goes on. The goals are to do as well as we did last year when we did well in the Mid-Penn playoffs and made the district playoffs. But everything will depend on how the young players play."

James Buchanan

Coach: Ken Kaufman, 2nd year (13-6)

Last year: 13-6; lost to Muehlenburg in first round of District 3 playoffs

Returning starters (7): Susan West, Sr., P; Courtney West, Sr., C; Jess Ross, Sr., 1B; Jess Stough, Sr., IF; Danni Wilson, Sr., OF; Britney Atherton, Jr., IF; Jess Vance, Jr., IF/OF.

Remainder of roster: Brittany Timmons, So., OF; Beth Hawbaker, Fr., IF/OF; Trista Morris, Fr., OF; Tiffany Bock, Fr., IF/OF; Lauren Dovey, Fr., OF.

Outlook: "Our juniors and seniors have been outstanding and the underclassmen have shown they want to play ball. I just hope they can get the nervousness out of their systems early so we can make a run at the playoffs, which I think we have a good shot at doing."


Coach: Michelle Eichelberger, 1st year

Last year: 12-9, lost to Everett in District 5 semifinals

Returning starters (3): Brittany Foster, Sr.; Hilary Deshong, Jr.; Tami Ulsh, Jr.

Remainder of roster: Brittany Buterbaugh, Jr.; Chelsey Deshong, Jr.; Trisha Seiders, So.; Chelsey Berkstresser; Michelle Cubbage; Mandi Deshong; Amber Hoffman; Danielle McClain; Kristen Mellott; Sarah Paylor; Amanda Rubeck; Kyndra Stait; Kristin Sponslor.

Outlook: "Lady Spartan Softball had a lot of seniors that graduated last year, including pitcher Darci Everetts. Several girls are up to the challenge and working to fill her spot on the mound. With a lot of new faces on the team, we are all learning, staying positive and hope to have an enjoyable season."

Southern Fulton

Coach: Mike Shade, 3rd year (20th overall)

Last year: 7-11

Returning starters (4): Kaylie Mellott, Sr., 1B; Katie Merica, Sr., 2B; Cajan Woodal, Sr., OF; Candace Bard, Jr., C.

Remainder of roster: Samantha Bain, Fr., IF/OF; Irma Appel, Fr., OF; Barabara Graboski, Fr., OF; Destane Whiteside, Fr., IF/OF; Jessie Whiteside, Fr., SS; Keri Schriever, Fr., P; Courtney Trainor, Fr., P/3B.

Outlook: "Right now we're just trying to fit pieces of the puzzle together. We'll have five freshmen on the field at the same time, so I expect mistakes to be made. I'm excited because we have a very talented group and it will be interesting to see how we progress as a team."


Coach: Doug Stuart, 5th year

Last year: 9-10

Returning starters (4): Amanda Mummert, Sr., 3B; Jessie Miller, Jr., SS; Erin Keller, Jr., C; Paige Tanner, So., OF.

Remainder of roster: Brit Flasher, Sr.,OF; Shannon Ellifritt, Sr., P; Bobbi Helman, Sr., OF; Kristin Hess, Jr., P; Jana Akers, Jr., 2B; Jenna Bakner, Jr., 2B; Karey Toms, Jr., OF; Amanda Butts, Jr., OF; Kristy Young, So., OF;

Outlook: "We have some inexperience, but we do have some young kids that are talented. as the season progresses I think our game will pick up. I hope to do well enough that we can qualify for the Mid-Penn playoffs."



Coach: Chris Shullenbarger, 2nd year (9-10)

Last year: 9-10, lost in regional final to Catoctin

Returning starters (6): LeEllen Lewis, Sr., CF; Nikki Welch, Sr., LF; Mandy Kaler, Sr., P/Util; Larissa Shankle, Sr., 3B; Amber Hemp, Sr., 1B; Heather Termohlen, Sr, 2B.

Remainder of roster: Kristen Minch, Jr., 2B/3B; Meghan O'Hara, Jr., 3B; Amanda Cutsail, Jr., OF; Carly Epley, So., P/SS; Brandy Lapole, So., SS; Hillary Remsberg, So., P; Lucy Shankle, So, C.

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