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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Optimism, confidence high on PHS softball team

The Prescott High School softball team has a unique combination going for it for the 2016 season.

The Cardinals are both youthful and talented, thus their potential is quite great as they look to match or improve upon a 20-5 overall record inn 2015, 10-4 in the Middle Border Conference. Such marks tied them second with Ellsworth behind perennial power Baldwin-Woodville in the league standings. PHS beat Ellsworth in the regional semifinals but fell to B-W in the regional finals.

“Any time you have youth and talent returning you can’t help but be optimistic,” PHS head coach Matt Smith said. “We know our team is capable of doing good things daily, even on the days we don’t play because of the teaching aspect as they continue to learn the game.”

PHS placed five players on the All-MBC squad including returning first-teamers pitcher Kaili Wescott and infielder Katelyn Miller to go with catcher Hope Miner who was chosen for the second team. All three were freshman last season.

See more of this story and other PHS Spring Sports Previews in this week's Prescott Journal, on newsstands Wednesday. 

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