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Mount Mercy softball team looking for improvement

Apr 12, 2024 | Sports Scene

Second year Mount Mercy Academy Softball Coach Kyle Anderson is hoping that his young team’s enthusiasm and willingness to learn will translate into a successful season. The team is youthful, but does return several experienced players.

Expected to play a key role once again this season is two-time All-Catholic and team MVP junior pitcher Taylor Jahn (Buffalo). Last season Jahn was a Second Team All-Catholic and her leadership and skills will be essential to the team’s success.

Also returning for another season is junior Mia Freedenberg (Lake View) and sophomores Riley Coughlin (Blasdell), Mara McCrea (West Seneca) and Claire Przybyszewski (Buffalo). Their varsity experience will be helpful in leading to improvement this season.

“The team is very coachable and has the desire to improve daily. This desire is a strength of the team,” Anderson commented. “The team is working hard and is fully committed to softball. They come to practice prepared to improve and learn more about the game.”

Newcomers that are expected to have pivotal roles this season are freshmen Natalie McOwen (Buffalo), Kayla Davis (Hamburg) and Grace Colin (Buffalo).

“I expect us to be much more competitive than last season,” Anderson stated. “My hope is we will get better as our ninth and tenth graders adjust to playing at the varsity level.”

Mount Mercy opened its season on April 9 and has its first home game on April 16 at 4:30 at Cazenovia Park.

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