Softball Season Preview

Grayson Blalock, Sports Editor

The Erie Softball team is coming off a quarterfinal loss in the state tournament. Despite losing 6 seniors, this team looks ready to compete with anyone. Their schedule, boosted by playing several (great) 5A teams will more than prepare them for a run at their first state championship since 2010.

In the Preview


-Returning Starters

-Players to Watch

-Projected Starters

-Bold Predictions



Teagan Brand, Sr OF R/L

Madie Leach, Sr P R/R

Sloane Quijas, Sr SS/2B R/R

Sydney Parrish, Sr 2B R/R

Kaylee Armstrong, Jr CIF/COF R/R

Alyssa Barnett, Jr P/OF R/R

Grace Jardine, Jr OF R/R

Megan Loveland, Jr P/1B R/R

Lauren Russell, Jr UTIL R/R

Kat Sackett, Jr C/1B L/L

Mady Vaughan, Jr UTIL R/R

Jen Williams, Jr C/3B R/R

Kambry Fraser, So 1B R/R

Natalie Maggert, So P/2B R/R


Returning Starters

Madie Leach, Sr P

Leach tore her ACL in the middle of last season. After pitching a lot of innings this summer, she is primed to come back strong for her senior season.

Kat Sackett, Jr C/1B

Sackett hit a blistering .603 last year with nine doubles and lead Erie with 32 RBI’s. She will be the focal point of Erie’s offense this year.

Sloane Quijas, Sr SS/2B

Quijas switched positions after several seniors graduated. She has fit in well at shortstop and will help anchor Erie’s defense


Players to Watch

Mady Vaughan, Jr UTIL

Teagan Brand, Sr CF

Kaylee Armstrong, Jr 3B


Projected Starting Lineup (Defense)

1- Madie Leach

2- Kat Sackett

3- Kambry Fraser

4- Sydney Parrish

5- Kaylee Armstrong

6- Sloane Quijas

7- Mady Vaughan

8- Teagan Brand

9- Grace Jardine


Projected Starting Lineup (Batting)

1- Mady Vaughan

2- Teagan Brand

3- Kat Sackett

4- Sloane Quijas

5- Madie Leach

6- Kaylee Armstrong

7- Sydney Parrish

8- Grace Jardine

9- Kambry Fraser


Bold Predictions-

1- Kat Sackett hits .650

2- Madie Leach tosses a no-hitter


You can view the full schedule and roster on the Erie Softball page of the Tiger Times.