Lady Huskies swing into softball season on Saturday

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
Lady Huskies swing into softball season on Saturday

Lady Huskies from the past will be there to help the current PHS varsity softball team swing in the 2015 softball season Saturday evening.

The Pawhuska High School Alumni Softball Game is slated to start at 6:30 p.m. at the school softball field on McKenzie Street. In addition to the varsity vs. alumni head-to-head exhibition game, there will be a hit-a-thon competition to let the Lady Huskies show off their batting skills.

PHS coach Brian Edwards said the annual alumni game is a good way for former Lady Huskie softball players — as well as other alumni — to get acquainted with the members of this year’s varsity squad.

“It lets the girls learn about the school’s previous softball teams,” Edwards said. “Who knows, they might even find out something that will help us in this season that’s coming up.”

The PHS fastpitch softball regular season is set to get started Monday, Aug. 10, when the local squad travels westward for a 4 p.m. contest with the Newkirk Lady Tigers. The next day — on Tuesday, Aug. 11 — the Lady Huskies are to host the Dewey Lady Doggers at 4 p.m.

Pawhuska’s varsity squad is scheduled to take part in the annual Cushing Softball Tournament from Thursday, Aug. 13, through Friday, Aug. 15.

A short pre-season got off and rolling Monday when the Lady Huskies played practice games at Cleveland. On Tuesday, another round of scrimmages was to be held Tuesday on the local fields between the Lady Huskies and the visiting Lincoln Christian Lady Bulldogs.

PHS LADY HUSKIES 2015 SOFTBALL TEAM

1 Rayven Stone — Fr

2 Kiki Taylor — Fr

4 Darienne Frye — Jr

5 Kyleigh Riebel — So

7 Sydney Sellers — Jr

9 Sierra Sellers — So

10 Sarah Phillippi — Sr

11 Mary Jo Upchurch — Jr

12 Breanna Redeagle — Sr

13 Amy Rippetoe — So

14 Ashley Hennley — So

15 Kalee Kennedy — Fr

16 Rachel Boone — Fr

17 Jennifer Ware — Fr

20 Star Sweeden — So

21 McKenna Hurd — Fr

22 Keylee Kirk — Sr

24 Brittney Summers — Sr

25 Blake Allen — Fr

30 Ericka Barker — Sr

34 Lauren Mashunkashey — Fr

Head coach — Brian Edwards

Asst. co. — Danny Chronister