Veteran quartet leads Lady Eagles

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 March 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – This veteran foursome of Madison Rath, Kacey Menge, Sarah Pearson and Chelsea Wright will lead Kendall into the upcoming Genesee Region League softball season.

A veteran battery heads a returning starting quartet which will lead Kendall into the Genesee Region League softball campaign.

Pitcher Chelsea Wright and catcher Kacey Menge, both juniors and three year varsity starters, lead the way for Kendall which also returns senior centerfielder Sarah Pearson and junior first baseman Madison Rath.

“We’ve got some key kids back,” said Coach Jeff Parizek whose Lady Eagles are looking to improve on last year’s 5-12 record.

The Lady Eagles are also looking to junior infielders Emily Mattle and Eliya Cooper along with outfielder Rebecca Banker, who is an eighth grader.

“We have to have them all step up,” said Parizek. “We’re looking to get better as we gain experience.”

The Lady Eagles key losses to graduation include shortstop Taylor Kingsbury, third baseman Kali Haskins, second baseman Marisa Hanlon and outfielder Sarah Gardner.

Kendall is scheduled to open the G-R season at home on April 4 against Notre Dame.

April 4 – Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.
April 6 – Monroe, 4:30 p.m.
April 8 – at Wheatland-Chili, 4:30 p.m.
April 12 – Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.
April 14 – at Elba, 4:30 p.m.
Apri l16 – at Holley, 11 a.m.
April 18 – at Oakfield-Alabama, 4:30 p.m.
April 20 – at Alexander, 4:30 p.m.
April 22 – at Byron-Bergen, 4:30 p.m.
April 25 – Barker, 4:30 p.m.
April 26 – Holley, 4:30 p.m.
April 28 – Attica, 4:30 p.m.
April 29 – Bishop Kearney, 4:30 p.m.
May 2 – at Pembroke, 4:30 p.m.
May 4 – at Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.
May 9 – Wheatland-Chil, 4:30 p.m.
May 10 – at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.
May 11 – at Monroe, 4:30 p.m.
May 12 – Elba, 4:30 p.m.