The Shelby Coyotes opened their softball season last weekend at the Cut Bank Jamboree and although they finished the day 0-4, head coach Redd Carlisle and his staff of Stephanie Murphy and Chris Sanchez saw plenty of positives on the day.
The Coyotes dropped games to Conrad, Cut Bank, Great Falls Central and Havre JV but the Coyotes scored in all four games, an improvement Carlisle said from last season. Carlisle highlighted his team’s upbeat and energetic attitude throughout the day.
Cheyenne Correa is the lone senior on the roster and pitched in all four games, showing great poise and determination. She is joined by juniors Skyler Bake, Maura Barnes, Jackie Stratton and Mary Sanchez, sophomores Adria Lamb, Jaci Johannes and Liv Moss and freshmen Taylor Schilling, Makenzie Faunce and Brittney Moore.
Lamb had a solid day at the plate going 4-8 and also pitching against Cut Bank. Johannes smashed out a triple against the Lady Wolves to highlight her day at the plate.
“Our new strength and conditioning program implemented into the Lady Coyote softball practices is already showing great success,” said Carlisle. “Myself and the assistant coaches feel the program is showing a great amount of improvement just three weeks into the season.”
The Lady Coyotes will be off this weekend due to the District Music Festival but will be back in action Tuesday, April 9 when they travel to Great Falls Central.