Kendall returns veteran softball squad

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 March 2017 at 1:15 pm

Photo by Mike Wertman – The senior trio of Kasey Menge, Madison Rath and Chelsea Wright  will help anchor the lineup for the Kendall softball team this season.

Seven returning starters anchor the lineup for the Kendall softball squad as the Lady Eagles look to improve upon last years 5-12 (3-11 Genesee Region League) record.

The senior battery of pitcher Chelsea Wright, a four year starter and G-R All-Star last year, and catcher Kasey Menge, a three year starter and Honorable Mention G-R selection, along with senior first baseman Madison Rath, also a three year starter and G-R Honorable Mention pick, head that veteran group.

The veteran infield also includes junior Michela Hanlon at second base, senior Emily Mattle at third base and senior Eliya Cooper at shortstop as freshman Rebecca Banker also returns in left field.

The Lady Eagles lineup also received a boost with the addition of senior Lizzie Rath in centerfield.

Kendall’s roster also includes senior Ruth Seabolt (outfield/second base) and juniors Kierstyn Christensen (third base), Ashley Kingsbury (third base), Adriana Passarell (outfield) and, Shianna Patten (outfield).

“We’re going to be pretty solid,” said Coach Jeff Parizek.”We need to make the routine plays defensively, take advantage of runners in scoring position as much as possible and work hard day in and day out in a very competitive G-R League.”

The Lady Eagles are scheduled to open G-R competition at Notre Dame on Monday.

(Games at 4:30 p.m. unless noted)
April: 3 – at Notre Dame, 4 – Monroe (4:45 p.m.), 7 – Wheatland-Chili, 11 – at Lyndonville, 13 – Elba,  21 – Alexander, 25 – Byron-Bergen, 27 – at Holley, 28 – Pembroke, 29 – Wilson Magnet (11 a.m.).
May: 1 – at Attica, 2 – at Oakfield-Alabama, 3 – Notre Dame, 4 – Northstar, 8 – at Wheatland-Chili, 9 – Lyndonville, 10 – at Wilson Magnet, 11 – at Elba.