By Kenneth Stetson
Kalamazoo’s softball team has made huge strides in the last few seasons. Head Coach Brian DeWitt said the team has improved “Across the board” over the past season alone.
Having already doubled their win total from last season, the team has come into its own just in time for a new field. Looking on to next season and incoming players, Coach De Witt said, “I’ve got a few definite[s] for next year. Solid ball players are coming in. So the level of talent next year, and hopefully continuing, is going to improve, which will only make us more competitive on the field.”
Coach De Witt said the new softball field will play a huge role in recruiting and team pride. The program is on the rise, he said, but it is also the job of students to contribute another factor to the team’s continued improvement: a strong fan base.
The softball team has two upcoming home games April 13 and 15, both at 3:30 p.m. Look for the pitchers, sophomore Rayanne Burl and first-year Calee Dieleman, to bring some heat from the mound and take home a few more victories for the Hornets.