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2022 Softball Preview: Northwestern Lehigh Tigers

Head Coach: Josh Zimmerman – 9th season (88-48)

Assistant Coaches:
Jen Hammack: Assistant Varsity
Bruce Dietrich: Assistant Varsity
LD Wanamaker: Head Middle School Coach
Katie Klucharich: Asst Middle School 

Team Name: Northwestern Lehigh Tigers

League: Colonial 

2021 Record: 21-3 (including district playoff)

Key Players Lost:
Molly Mitman – 1B
Sam Sisco – 2B
Adana Funk – RF
Kylie Zentz – CF
Novalie Duffy – Util

Key Returning Players:

Morgan Farthing – Senior, SS, .590, 9 HR, 3 Triples,13 Doubles 38 RBI 20 SB

“All state selection, Morgan looks to pick up right where she left off as a top player in the league, with even more of a leadership role and anchoring the middle infield in her 3rd year starting at SS for the Tigers.”

Brynn Balliet – Senior, P, Hitting Stats: .365, 5 HR, 2 Triples, 12 Doubles, 13 RBI Pitching Stats: 17 W 2 L 100K ERA: 3.2

“Brynn is hoping to keep the momentum of last year going this year, has the intensity and belief that her team is never outmatched against an opponent.”

Olivia Stofflet- Sr. C .369 27 RBI 7 Extra base hits

“The Penn State Harrisburg commit, looks to improve on a stellar JR year when she took over the full time catching duties.”

Marissa Christman: JR. 3B .346 27 RBI 8 Extra base hits

“The Junior third baseman and carpenter cup member is looking to keep improving as one of the areas top infielders.”

Sage Toman: SO. CF .493 4 HR 19 RBI 12SB

“The all-state sophomore makes a move from lf to cf replacing Kylie Zentz, will look to be more of a leader in the outfield and setting the table by serving as the team’s lead off hitter.”

Isabelle Akelaitis: SO. 2B: .476 3 HR 19RBI 

“Primarily an offensive contributor, the sophomore Akelaitis will be asked to handle the every day duties of play 2B.”

Key Newcomers:
Isabella Teprovich – Senior 1B
Quinn Conrey- JR RF
Rylee McGinley- FR LF
Josephine Wehr-JR Util
Peyton Neumoyer-SO P/DP

2022 Outlook: “The tigers are looking to build upon the success of last year’s team, but it won’t be easy.  They need to find a way to replace a group of seniors who brought the first league title since 2006.  The Tigers have a nucleus of experienced players coming back, but they won’t be able to sneak up on anyone this year.”

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