Softball: Yellowjackets softball looks to better their season

After winning just a single game last season, the Williams Yellowjackets are back on the field, preparing for a better year.

“We had a very young team last season,” said head coach Kristi Hill. “The girls worked hard last year to conquer the fundamentals and I feel this year we are better prepared to bring some competition to the field.” 

Williams will welcome back junior Estefania Bermudez to the mound, as one of two pitchers for their 2019 season. 

“I have been practicing and hope to increase my strikeouts this season,” Bermudez said. 

For the infield, returning starters Jovanna Hernandez (third base), Marlen Tirado (short stop), Crystal Garcia (second base), Litzie Leos (first base and pitcher) and Noemy Tirado (catcher) are seasoned players who will play a vital role in the Yellowjackets success.

“We have some newcomers this year who I believe – paired with our veterans – will make for a good team and positive season,” said Hill.

Williams will rely heavily on not just the returning starters but also from new talent Rylee Brunner, Lynda Reynolds, Xochitl Hernandez, Jocelyn Ayala, and Evelyn Garcia. 

“Some of the girls have played in Little League but never at the high school level,” Hill said. “They come out everyday willing to work and learn and that type of motivation is what makes good athletes.”

Williams will travel to Maxwell today, with a scheduled game time at 3:30 PM. ■