Tabor softball lacking experience in new season

Coming off a year when Tabor couldn?t find enough players to field a team, softball coach Matt Krebs has had to rebuild the program almost from scratch.

?We have one player with college experience,? Krebs said. ?This is a brand new situation for both the players and coaching staff.?

That doesn?t mean it?s a bad situation, Krebs added.

?I really like this team,? he said. ?The key will be if we can stay healthy.?

Going into the season, pitching depth is a concern. Jenny Ewertt has the most experience and will pitch most of the time. Joining her will be Lisa Wall and Misty Collins.

The catcher position will rotate between Wall and Heidi Heinrichs. ?They are both great catchers with lots of experience,? Krebs said.

When Heinrich is not behind the plate she will play first base, while Collins will be handling the duties at third base.

Up the middle, Holly Ross will play shortstop and Shelby Griffith is the Jays? likely starter at second base.

Iva Werth, Stacey Kuhns and Jenny Regier will anchor the outfield.

Jessica Thayer also will see time in the outfield and at designated hitter. Katie Roth and Megan Wiens will add depth to the outfield.

The Bluejays are hoping for the return of Kristina Gillen and Jessy Ediger, who are both recovering from injuries.

?I believe we have an excellent foundation built for the program,? Krebs said.

The team will begin its season March 31 at Central College in McPherson.

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