PRUNYTOWN— As the county starts slowly moving forward after a long year of COVID lockdowns the Taylor County Middle School Lady Knights Softball team is anxious to get back on the field.
Lady Knights Head Coach Joe Mauller recently talked about the upcoming season and his expectations for the future of the program.
According to Mauller, the Lady Knights will be able to resume practice on March 22, and this year, in addition to himself, they will be led assistant coaches Amber Crimm and Chase Setler.
“I was disappointed that we didn’t get to play last year. We had a good team with a lot of eighth grader experience. We will be fielding a much younger team this year, but I am confident we will win some games. I am excited to get the season underway,” shared coach Mauller.
Although this year’s team is a bit younger, the Lady Knights will still be returning four eighth graders.
“We have some talent on this team. We have two in particular that will be assets. Lillie Crimm and Chelsea Mauller will be taking the leadership roles on the team this year and we know that they will exceed expectations as they always work hard and play even harder,” he revealed.
The Lady Knights will be working on fundamentals and pitching as a focus this year.
“We need pitchers, we always need pitchers. If any of the girls are looking for serious playing time and want to contribute to their team then take the time to work on your pitching,” Mauller voiced.
While it may be difficult to get back into the swing of things after being forced to take a season off, the Lady Knight coaches and optimistic for the season ahead.
“We are all looking for a good year. We will play to win, and we will play to the best of our ability,” exclaimed Mauller.
The Lady Knights will be entering play this year with a young but optimistic squad and we look forward to seeing the TCMS Lady Knights Girls Softball take the field in early spring.