Evart softball player disappointed at missing senior season

EVART - Sareania McGinnis didn't get the softball season she wanted this spring being it was her senior year.

But she has some fond memories of the program in the past. She's played the sport her entire life. This would have been her second varsity season. McGinnis had played junior varsity softball in the past.

Last season, Evart only had enough numbers for a varsity softball team. There were enough numbers for a varsity and JV team this season. But spring sports were canceled because of COVID-19.

"Last season we only had one team so it was a little rough," McGinnis said. "I made it through OK. I had a lot of RBIs. I was a designated hitter."

McGinnis felt she was a capable hitter. Her main emphasis was hitting for contact more so than power.

Had there been a season this year, McGinnis thinks she probably would have been in the outfield for coach Amanda Brown. Quick thinking on defensive moves, she indicated, are among her strengths as an outfielder.

McGinnis did what she could, like so many other spring athletes, to get ready for spring 2020. But then came the cancellation.

"I was so upset," McGinnis said, adding she had felt confident during the one-week of tryouts Evart conducted prior to the cancellation. "I felt I was doing so much better than I had in the past. I felt it would have been a good season for me."

For the team, "I think we would worked together pretty well," she said of the potential fortunes for the 2020 Wildcats.

Wrestling and sideline cheer were among her other sports. But softball was special for McGinnis and was a sport in which she was able to enjoy success.