By Gene Stanley/Correspondent
If Gaston High’s softball team follows the script first-year coach Jay Williams has set, there’s a good chance of the Bulldogs making some noise this season.
The script? Rely heavily on the fundamentals.
“I just want us to play softball the way it was meant to be played,” Williams said. “I want us to hit the ball and not make errors. I want the other team to beat us instead of us beating ourselves.”
Of 11 players on the varsity, six are seniors.
Heather Short, Jesse McClellan, Dakota Martin, Taylor Rogers and Madison Reaves, along with pitcher Alyson Britton, are upperclassmen.
“We’re going to ask a lot of the seniors,” Williams said. “If they can learn from their mistakes and try to get better, they can do well. I know there’s more to the game than pitching, but I want us to win with our pitching.”
Nannie Crozier, a long-time assistant to girls basketball coach Tonya Bogle, will assist Williams.
The Bulldogs’ Class 1A, Area 13 competition includes West End, Sand Rock and Asbury.