Evart sophomore giving Wildcats key contributions

EVART — Loraine Foster is a sophomore for Evart’s softball team which is striving to get better, especially now that the good weather has settled in and the Wildcats have a chance to see some valuable game-time.

In mid-April when the Wildcats played at home against Glen Lake, it was their first shot at action this season. 

“It was a good day and the weather was great,” said Foster, whose Wildcats hope to keep improving. “We need some hitting and (cover) some grounders and pop flies.”

Foster had a two-run single against Glen Lake. She’s confident of her hitting potential.

“Their pitchers were slow and it’s harder to hit off (slower) pitchers,” she said. “We’re capable of hitting it. It’s a matter of getting on base.”

First base, center field and some pitching will be among the duties this season for Foster.

“I like center field the best,” she said. “I like it out there. You’re always on the move.”

As a fielder, Foster has confidence in her arm and glove.

“I  think we’ll improve a lot,” Foster said. “We need to keep doing what we’re doing.”

Evart, 2-10 after a doubleheader sweep against Marion last week, was scheduled to play at McBain on Friday, but the game was rained out. Evart is home Friday against Pine River.