Warrensburg softball will mix seven seniors with nine freshman in the second year under head coach Austin Eickleberry.
“We have seven seniors, so our leadership is going to be there, but we also have about seven freshman that are going to make a difference,” Eickleberry said.
Warrensburg finished last season 17-9 and won the West Central Conference tournament for a second straight season.
“This year we are looking to build off of last year record-wise, but more importantly just to continue to build the culture here at Warrensburg,” Eickleberry said.
The Lady Tigers return All-Conference selections Maci Cunconan, Paige VanBlarcum, Brandi VanBlarcum and Autumn Metcalf from last season’s squad.
“They did a great job last year laying the foundation, now that that has been set the expectations are there that we are going to continue to get better and better,” Eickleberry said.
Warrensburg will lean heavily on Oklahoma State commit Cunconan, who earned First-Team All-District, First-Team All-Region and First-Team All-State a year ago, in the circle and at the plate.
Warrensburg opens the season Sept. 18 in a jamboree at Rock Bridge before heading to Marshall for a tournament Sept. 25.
Maci Cunconan, Autumn Metcalf, Sydney Otto, Maddie Smith, Brandi VanBlarcum, Paige VanBlarcum, Sydney Zink.
Alexia Cowen, Alize’ Davis, Faith Dye, Samantha Fatka, Grace Irmischer, Hailey Kenny, Jacelynn Laws, Kylie Madrid, Jenna Riddle, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Izabella Valdez.
Aveauna Avis, Kayla Bloom, Alexis Bowes, Macie Hill, Madelyn Kennish, Katie Koepke, Emma Kreisel, Molly Nicas, Hannah Walters.
Head coach: Austin Eickleberry
Assistant coach: Connor Staponski
Sept. 18, Jamboree at Rock Bridge
Sept. 25, Tournament at Marshall
Sept. 27, Smith-Cotton, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 28, at Clinton, 5 p.m.
Sept. 30, at Notre Dame de Sion, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 4, Pleasant Hill, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 6, Odessa, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 10, Harrisonville, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 11, at Excelsior Springs, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 14-15, Tournament at Winnetonka
Sept. 17, at Oak Grove, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 20, at Pleasant Hill, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 21-22, UCM Tournament
Sept. 25, at Odessa, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 27, Excelsior Springs, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 2, at Harrisonville, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 3, Sherwood, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 4, Oak Grove, 4:30 p.m.
BOLD indicates home games at West Park