Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo Seniors on the Mount Si High School fastpitch softball team are from left, Kara Link, Claire Lis, Hayley Aman, Heather Hinton and Maddy Trout. The girls will practice and play their home games this season at Snoqualmie’s Centennial Fields Park.

Spring Sports Update: Softball team is ready to put their skills to work

Young, skilled players make up the bulk of the Mount Si Wildcats softball team this season sayshead coach Lauren Liseth.

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:20pm
  • Sports

Head coach: Lauren Liseth

Team seniors: Hayley Aman, Heather Hinton, Kara Link, Claire Lis, and Maddy Trout

Team strengths: Young, skilled players make up the bulk of the Mount Si Wildcats softball team this season says head coach Lauren Liseth.

“We have a huge group of talent, we should be pretty strong this year. We have a lot of younger players.”

Another plus for the team is “how well they get along and know each other,” Liseth said. “It’s going to be interesting to see how everyone fits into the team roles.”

Challenges: With their practice field reduced to gravel and cold, rainy weather pushing all the sports teams indoors early in the season, the softball team hasn’t gone outside much.

“It still feels like winter,” sighed Liseth, “so that doesn’t help.”

When they do take the field, it’s the football field, near the high school reconstruction work.

The noise is not a problem for Liseth, who says “Softball is kind of a noisy sport anyway… it doesn’t rely on communication much, it’s more about being aware of what’s happening on the field, being focused.”

What may be a challenge for this younger team is the smaller number of seasoned players.

“Experience is a big factor,” she said, and “we had more seniors last year.”

Don’t miss: “We go up against Issaquah at home (March 21). That should be a good competition,” Liseth said.

2016-17 Mount Si Varsity Softball Schedule

Home games played at Centennial Park, 33903 SE Park Street, Snoqualmie

  • Thu, Mar 16 Eastside Catholic 4 pm at Home
  • Fri, Mar 17 Seattle Christian 4 pm at SC
  • Tue, Mar 21 Issaquah 4 pm at Home
  • Thu, Mar 23 Skyline 4:30 pm at Skyline High School
  • Tue, Mar 28 Bothell 4 pm at Home
  • Thu, Mar 30 Newport 4:30 pm at Newport High School
  • Mon, Apr 3 Eastlake 4 pm at Home
  • Tue, Apr 4 Inglemoor 6 pm at Inglemoor High School
  • Thu, Apr 6 Liberty 4 pm at Home
  • Mon, Apr 10 Todd Beamer 4 pm at Todd Beamer High School
  • Tue, Apr 18 Woodinville 4 pm at Home
  • Thu, Apr 20 Issaquah 4 pm at Issaquah High School
  • Sat, Apr 22 Lake Stevens 12 pm at Lake Stevens High School
  • Tue, Apr 25 Skyline 4 pm at Home
  • Thu, Apr 27 Bothell 4 pm at Bothell
  • Tue, May 2 Newport 4 pm at Home
  • Thu, May 4 Eastlake 4 pm at Eastlake High School
  • Tue, May 9 Inglemoor 4 pm at Home
  • Thu, May 11 Woodinville 6:30 pm at Woodinville High School

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