Red Lion high school softball players, Haley Taylor and Megan Confer and the rest of their teams are preparing for this season.
Taylor and Confer both play left field. They are important because they help their team become more efficient by helping to get the ball if it travels beyond the other player’s reach.
“We are trying to get the team together and connect on the field,” sophomore Taylor said.
I think the toughest teams we will be playing against is going to be Dallastown, Central, and New Oxford,” Taylor said.
“I think we will do well this season,” Megan said. “We have athletes that are willing to put forth effort.”
“I’m excited to watch this young team grow,” Coach Eveler said. “We have 8 new faces on varsity this year. We are still a young team and I expect our team to get better as the year goes on and they get past the butterflies of not knowing what to expect to gaining the confidence in knowing they can compete at the varsity level.”
The softball players that graduated last year were Paige Taylor, Taylor Dewees, Lindsey Teal, Riley Warner, Kira Fosbenner, and Keisha Martinez.
“I would say the senior we miss the most this year would be Lindsay Teal,” Coach Eveler said. “She was solid behind the plate as our catcher and led our team on offense in many categories. Lindsay made 1st team all-county last year.”
There are 14 players on each of the varsity and junior varsity teams.