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Others who will see time in the outfield include VanOsdol, Noah Chapin, and Josh Fontaine. Also watch for freshman Tyler Barnum to get some time in the infield and possibly on the pitcher's mound.

The pitching rotation includes Pozzi as the number one guy, with VanOsdol, Miller, Miller and Barnum all getting the chance to make an impact on the mound.

One trump card for coach Russell will also be the return of senior Trevor Howe, who is currently inelligable, but looks to re-join the team early in the season.

Softball: Division III

Head Coach - Tammy Claussen, eleventh season as varsity coach.

After losing a few seniors to graduation, the Lady Rebels return plenty of varsity experience and plenty of offense, to go along with sophomore pitching sensation Nicole Sherman and her hard-hitting battery mate Aly Marcucci.

However, this team has something to prove, to themselves.

After posting a 14-2 record last year and earning a number-two seed in the tournament, the Lady Rebels got upset in the first round.

"It was a tough way to end the season last year," coach Claussen said in a recent interview.

"But I think the players learned from it and are determined to not let that happen again."

The Rebels should have no problem scoring runs as they possess good bats up and down the line up, including speedy lead off hitter Kayla Joyce, Marcucci, Ashley Goddard, Chelsea Cox, Michaela Tietz and Ashley Meyer.

This line up is balanced with speed and good hitters and can play small ball, however they also possess a little power in the heart of the order as well. Scoring runs should not be a problem.

The sophomore hurler Sherman is already dominant on the mound, therefore if the Lady Rebels can play solid defense behind her, they certainly have enough talent to win a lot of games this season and make a serious run at a title.

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