North Sevier softball entered the state playoffs with a win over Wayne on Monday and a loss to Beaver 14-24 on Tuesday. In the first round they lost a close game 9-10 to South Sevier then in the one loss bracket played Rowland Hall and beat them 21-6. This puts the Lady Wolves scheduled to play the loser of Gunnison/Parowan on Thursday, May 12.
“The team is really starting to put things together at the right time. The girls have been working hard and it is definitely showing. We fought hard against Beaver and that rolled right into South Sevier. They played a hard 7 innings and came up short. Our girls kept their heads up and were able to take care of Rowland Hall,” said coaches Kalie Frischknecht and Makaela Bills.
The team’s final home game against Beaver on Tuesday was also senior night and the coaches praised the team’s two outgoing seniors, Laynee Nielson and McKenzie Brown.
“McKenzie has worked hard every day the past 4 years; you can always count on her to be the loudest in the dugout and always brings a positive attitude to everyone around her. McKenzie is a very versatile player and has always been willing to go where we need her,” said Frischknecht. “Laynee has worked hard behind the plate for 4 years. Laynee is always looking for ways to improve behind the plate and always making adjustments in the batter’s box. Laynee is a great leader on our team and the girls look up to her example. We are going to miss both of these girls and wish them the best of luck in the future!”
Coach Bills said, “Mac and Laynee have been solid members of the team for 4 years. This year they have both really stepped into leadership roles as Captains. Mac has had tough year with injuries. Despite not being able to play herself she shows up every day to cheer and encourage her teammates. Laynee has been a wall behind the plate for us. She is always striving to get better. Not a day goes by that she isn’t asking about what she needs to do to improve or if we can work on something in practice. Together these two will be greatly missed parts of our team.”