Evart junior outfielder ready for another season
EVART — Kendra Foster is a junior who is returning for her second season of Evart varsity softball.
“I did pretty good considering it was my first year of ever playing,” she said. “I did OK.”
Foster also was involved with volleyball and competitive cheer. But softball is her favorite sport even though the 2012 season was her first year. She recalls that Josh Johnson, who was coach last season, was recruiting some new players. Foster, who played outfield, enjoyed her experience and is with the team again under new skipper Tracy Gray.
“I have a good arm,” Foster said. “I’m an all right hitter.”
She’s hoping to hit .200 or higher and wouldn’t mind hitting a home run this season.
“I need to have good form and keep my shoulders in more,” Foster said.
The season opens April 10 at home with Buckley. Foster indicated the team has accomplished a lot indoors but she’s looking forward to getting outside.
Gray said the team would be practicing this week during spring break with hopes of being outdoors.
“Some of our girls have never even been on a softball field before,” she said. “We need to get them to understand what’s going on. We’re working on our throwing and fundamentals.”
Progress is also being made on hitting, Gray added.
The Wildcats have 12 girls on the varsity and 12 on the JVs.