NR softball excited about season

Published 9:16 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Nansemond River High School softball team is excited about the season getting under way with the type of talent they have this season.

With the spring sports starting, the Lady Warriors return to the field excited about their opportunity this season. The Lady Warriors return a solid core who earned a region tournament berth last season. Even though the Lady Warriors have lost some talented seniors in the last two seasons, Coach Gabe Rogers feels good about what he has.

The Lady Warriors finished with a seventh seed in the region last year.

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“I like the talent level we have and what we have been showing,” Rogers said. “I’m in a very good situation with my young ladies who play travel ball, so a lot of the girls have been getting a lot of work against good competition. We have the ability to play at a high level.”

Rogers believes that Nansemond River is in a good district for softball. Each game will be competitive with the type of talent spread out among the Southeastern District. The Lady Warriors have a strong senior class starting with Misty Even, Megan Wilson and Hayley Duckett. Even was an All-Region selection last season for the Lady Warriors.

Nansemond River feels good about its pitching talent with returning sophomores Taylor Cherry and Er’ron Burton. Both broke onto the scene last year with some strong pitching for NRHS. Cherry was a second team All-Region selection at pitcher last season.

“We have a very good mix of players, and we are a very young team,” Rogers said. “We are very young, but we are very talented.”

The season will get under way on Tuesday for Nansemond River. However, scrimmages have been hard to compete because of the weather as of late. The Lady Warriors are scheduled to scrimmage Churchland High School right before the official season begins. The Lady Warriors want to use the scrimmages as a way to build momentum. Also, with the amount of versatility the Lady Warriors have this season, it’s good to see how many different positions players can play and where they best fit.

Rogers and the Lady Warriors have made the goal for this season pretty simple, and that’s just to win.

“We want to win, bottom line,” Rogers said. “We do things the right way and play our style of softball, we are going to win more than we are going to lose. Winning is our objective.”