Tonawanda News


April 10, 2014

Tonawanda News High School Softball Preview


Tonawanda News — Natalie Harack (2B), Olivia Miller (RF) and Lyssa Carlson (C/1B) are the senior leaders who will be counted on to set the right tone everyday and to make sure the teams stays focused on Rajski’s goal of competing everyday.

“I feel like this year we’re going to be more competitive,” said Natalie Harack. “Because we have older girls. Last year we had a lot of younger girls and only two seniors. We only have three this year but I feel like we’re a lot stronger.”

Also back for the Jacks are juniors Heather Fontana (SS), Amanda Szynkowski (CF), Sara Bunker (utl), Meaghan Danaher (catcher), pitcher Sami Whalen and sophomore Rachel Krawczyk (P/inf/SS).

Szynkowski is coming off of a solid sophomore season where she was one of the Jacks’ most consistent players. Whalen, meanwhile, saw plenty of time in the pitching circle and seems ready to take over as No.1 pitcher.

“I think this year is already easier,” Rajski said. “One, because I do know the girls and only losing two seniors helps out a lot because we don’t have to have a lot of people get used to me. They know who I am. I know who they are. I already feel more comfortable. I know what to expect. I know what I’m doing. So it’s a lot easier.”

A methodical, well organized person in general, Rajski has kicked up practices with more intense complex drills and is very happy with how girls have been responding.

“I feel like this year we’re going to be a lot better because we’re used to having Sam, now.” Said Harack. “We’re just going to improve more from last year.”

The Jacks will host the Warriors in a T-NT softball clash May, 9, at 7pm.

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