It is fastpitch time and here come the Enumclaw Hornets.
With a season of success in 2012 behind them, the 2013 team is packed with all-league talent. The Hornets look poised to take the top spot in the South Puget Sound League and who knows how far the team will travel in the postseason.
Coach Mike Eckhart guided his team to second place in league a year ago and eighth in the Class 3A state tournament.
Looking to this year’s prospects, Eckhart said, “I think we are great contenders for the league championship,”
Among those returning for the Hornets are sophomore Chloe Young, a second-team all-league pitcher and Jennifer Simpson, a first-team all-league performer at second base.
Also returning are senior Anna Degroot, second team all-league outfielder, Sarah Morrow, first team all-league shortstop, and junior Joslin Pierotti, second team all-league. Others back for another year of varsity play are seniors Josie Wicks and Bri Schmidt; juniors Alisha Cassell and Becky Forza; and sophomores Katie Carlson, Meagan Johnson and Tammy Wilkening. New to the varsity roster is freshman Quinn Breidenbach.
The girls host Fife at 4 p.m. Monday and travel for a 4 p.m. contest Tuesday at White River.