Weight room work, improved depth should mean improvement for NC Softball this year
Consistency in the weight room and added depth to a solid pitching roster have the Nebraska City softball team looking to improve results during the 2018 season.
A very talented group is coming back for the Pioneers.
Last year, NC finished the season with six wins, but Coach Amy VonFeldt feels that the 2017 season reflected on how good this team is.
“Last year, we lost five ball games in the seventh inning with one out and the lead,” VonFeldt said. “There were a lot of mistakes in pressure situations and it’s something we are going to work on this year.”
Over the summer, many of the players spent quality time in the weight room and had much success during summer play. “Every player was in the weight room consistently,” VonFeldt said. “It’s made a huge difference for our team.”
Nebraska City will have two solid pitchers coming back. Abby Balfour and Sydney Schmitz will be the go-to pitchers for NC, but there are others who can step up as well. “Abby has a little bit different pitching style than Sydney does,” VonFeldt said. “Abby likes to live more on the outside of the plate.”
Vonfeldt went on to say that Ramsee Henderson is another pitcher that can throw strikes, so if the team gets in a jam, the coaches can rely on her to be the third go-to pitcher.
Mackenzie Anthens, Patricia Trice, and Brea Bauer were among those that led the Pioneers in hitting last year. Nebraska City will look for their leadership, along with Taylor Moyer, to lead the softball team to a successful season.