Softball PreSeason Preview
Strong returners and promising young talent has coaching staff excited.
In 2013 IRSC advanced to the FCCAA Regional Tournament for the fifteenth consecutive year posting a season record of 42-10; ranked 3rd in the final NJCAA National Poll.
Head Coach Dale Atkinson is entering his 16th season as the Lady Pioneers Softball coach. Under his direction Indian River has developed into one of the most respected softball programs in the nation posting a career record of 719-180.
In 2014 the Lady Pioneers will be led by fourteen returning sophomores and a group of very talented freshmen.
In the circle the team has plenty of depth led by 1st Team All- Conference pitcher Savanna Hewett (14-2) and Huntyre Elling (6-1). Returning sophomores Mallory Allen, Sarah Miller and a trio of very promising freshmen Lissette Garay, Corrie Boggess, both FHSAA Pitchers of the Year and Caitlin Kiene complete the talented pitching staff.
Offensively the team returns All Conference selections Alexandra Oritz 401 batting average with 43 RBI’s, Shelby Duncan 407 batting average with 29 RBI’s, Stacy McClelland 394 batting average with 31 RBI’s and Brittany Propri 368 with 38 RBI’s. Also returning starters Mallory Allen, Nicole McHenry, Dana Ensmenger and some very talented freshmen round up what will be a very formidable offensive line up!
With a talented roster of players and experienced coaching staff of Ty Young and Lydia Fowler there’s plenty of enthusiasm at “The River” for the 2014 softball season!