EVART\u00a0\u2014 Sam Bressler is in her senior season as Evart\u2019s varsity pitcher and is looking to keep\u00a0increasing\u00a0her strikeout totals. Last week after a doubleheader loss to Tri County, Bressler noted that recognition is given for an eight-strikeout game. \u201cI only got seven the first game,\u201d Bressler said, recalling she was determined to get the eight in the next contest. \u201cAnd I did.\u201d Both games went less than seven innings, putting more pressure on Bressler to get strikeouts earlier. Bressler has more pitches in her collection after working extensively during the winter. She has more off-speed pitches and has improved on her location. The Wildcats started out, 0-4 but have played Vestaburg, a Division 4 semifinalist last season, and Tri County, a Division 2 school. \u201cWe\u2019ve done all right, and improved between Vestaburg and Tri County,\u201d Bressler said. \u201cI\u2019ve hit a couple of times.\u201d The team continues to work on its hitting. \u201cMore than anything, I think it\u2019s just form and focus on what they\u2019re doing,\u201d Bressler said. She\u2019s been doing most of Evart\u2019s pitching, \u201cThere\u2019s three other girls working on it,\u201d Bressler said. As she progresses through the senior season, Bressler will continue to focus on strikeouts. \u201cThey\u2019re actually doing a strikeout-a-thon, similar to what Harrison\u2019s doing,\u201d she said. \u201cBut we\u2019re doing it on our own.\u2019\u201d Her goal is to get more than 100 strikeouts this season. The most she\u2019s had in one season is 75. It will be a busy schedule when the Wildcats return from break. They are home April 15 with Glen Lake and then open the Highland Conference schedule April 20 at Lake City. That will be followed by two nonleague \u00a0home games April 23 with Montabella and April 24 with Coleman. Evart hosts the Cat Classic May 9.