Softball ready for changeup

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Senior Kyndalin Byrd fields a grounder during practice August 6.

B-D Donkeyfeed Staff

Change is not always a bad thing and the Bray-Doyle softball team has gone through some changes over the summer. Head coach Angela Robnett will be in the driver’s seat  this season and the team has added some new faces as well.

Robnett comes from Verden Public Schools and said she is very excited for the new opportunity and upcoming season.

“I’m really looking forward to this opportunity,” Robnett said. “The girls here have already been working extremely hard and seem excited for the new season.”

The official season starts for the high school girls on Tuesday, August 13, as the Lady Donkeys head to Velma-Alma to take on the Lady Comets.However, the girls have been playing in the Marlow summer league. Robnett said she has seen a lot of positives, but also some things that need to be worked on.

“We need to make sure to cut out some of our errors,” Robnett said. “One of the positives is that when these girls do commit an error they bounce back quickly from it.”

Robnett will be heading up a young squad this season with three freshmen, six sophomores, two juniors and four seniors. The Lady Donkeys added Myckie Gagnon an J’cee Edwards to the senior leadership along with freshmen Sydney and Savannah Jackson and Emalee Gill. Senior catcher Kaily Early said she is excited about the new faces and what they bring to an already strong lineup.

“We had a really good team last year and we are even better this year,” Early said. “Getting Myckie back and bringing J’cee and the freshmen on only enhances this team more. They bring some extra things to the table.”

Senior pitcher Kyndalin Byrd said she is ready for her final high school season and excited about her new coach.

“She’s really great and I think it will be a great season,” Byrd said. “Coach really puts us into great positions where we will succeed and we want to go out and play hard and just have fun.”