Ladycat softball hopeful third time will be the charm

The Pendleton County Ladycats softball program has seen rapid improvement over the course of the past two seasons, but there’s still plenty of goals the players and coaching staff are looking to achieve as the 2018 season approaches.

The Ladycats have recorded back-to-back double-digit win totals for the first time in over a decade, but have also suffered heartbreak in each of the past two district tournaments as the club has lost late inning, one-run contests to Nicholas County.

Following a 14-13 campaign last year that included an impressive three-week stretch that saw them win 10 of 12 games, the team fell 11-10 to it’s 38th District rival.

Third year head coach Mary Pettit will look to guide her squad that brings a blend of veteran experience and youthful potential to heights in hasn’t enjoyed in quite sometime.

This season’s club fields three seniors, four juniors and a slew of talented underclassmen that will be counted on to deliver in all three phases of the game.

The top returning players include the sister duo of Samantha and Olivia Verst, senior Maddie Wyatt, junior Misty Clower and eighth grader Reagan Carlisle.

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