Youngsville opens at Saegertown

Youngsville softball coach Scott Ishman knows if his team does the little things well, success will be sure to follow.

“We’ve got some freshmen coming in that will help overcome spots that we need filled, plus we have a group of veterans that can fill in wherever needed,” said Ishman. “As we get the new players up to speed, working hard and progressing like they have been doing then success on the field will come next.”

Youngsville will be looking to replace three seniors lost to graduation from 2022’s team, including Olivia Goss, Taylor Carrington and Samantha Wilhelm. Despite those losses, the Eagles do return a total of nine juniors and seniors that bring talent and leadership to the Youngsville cause.

Seniors Fawne Hackman, Haley Hammerbeck and JoLynn Durlin are back for their final seasons in the red and white while juniors Madison Carnahan, Isis Peck, Vanessa Romanosky, Corinthia Edwards, Marissa VanGuilder and Molly Helman make up the juniors portion of the Youngsville club.

Sophomores Kamden Swearingen, Alyssa Gentz and Ireland Abraham are back in the fold in 2023 and the team will also welcome four incoming freshmen, including Grace Atwood, Hailey Gray, Sam Greer and Rachael Lucks.

“We’ve been working hard at practice and gelling as a team,” said Ishman. “If we continue to come together, I believe we can achieve our goals. I just want to see the girls learning and getting better with each practice and game.”

The Eagles will again compete in District 10 Class A Region 2 for the 2023 season. The competition within the region includes Cambridge Springs, Cochranton, Eisenhower, Rocky Grove, Iroquois, Saegertown and Maplewood.

Youngsville opens its season Tuesday when it travels to Saegertown for a showdown with the Panthers.


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