The STLCC Lady Archers did not make it to the playoffs but had a good season regardless
By: DAVID KLOECKENER
The Lady Archers started off the season with a record of 2-4 and were able to end the season 13-7 in their conference. Despite having an overall record of 18-26, the Lady Archers could not find a constant rhythm, but were able to end the regular season with highlights.
First time STLCC Head Coach Brad Wilson said the Lady Archers did not give up throughout the season.
According to Wilson, the Lady Archers started strong, but faded throughout the season and bounced back at the right times to hang in there as a team.
“I think our win-loss ratio should’ve been better than what it was, but I think we hit our stride at the right point,” Wilson said.
Wilson said with four returning sophomores and six total sophomores playing a part in holding the rest of the team together, they not only started, but also were able to lead the Lady Archers. All sophomores had a .280 batting average and combined 72 runs batted in (RBI).
“Sophomores played a big part. They all started and played a big part in what we did. Becca Vogt was our number one pitcher,” Wilson said.
In 44 games played, the Lady Archers had 146 RBIs and a team batting average of .301.Wilson said freshmen were able to hold their own to get starting time, but some had other reasons for getting playing time.
“Kelsey Brodbeck is a freshman that played phenomenal at shortstop. We only had one catcher, Nadaley Wilson, for 90 percent of the season. To catch every game, but one is unheard of. Without her, we would’ve been in a world of hurt,” Wilson said.