Coach: Jim Emerson
Last Year: Finished fifth in the Class 2A Northwest Conference standings with a 7-6 record. ... Ended season after going 0-2 in the Class 2A State Tournament and finished 12-14 overall.
Players to watch: Rachel Albert (sr., SS); Hallie Messenger (sr., OF); Meagan McIntyre (sr., P); Gabby Gorosave (so., IF); Mallory Kruzich (so., P/IF)
Outlook: Senior Rachel Albert gives the Mariners one of the top athletes in Whatcom County at the coveted shortstop position. Senior Meagan McIntyre returns to the circle after several successful years of pitching. Senior Hallie Messenger has a strong bat and anchors the Mariners' outfield. Those are three players in three key spots Sehome can, and will, rely on to lead the club. Coach Jim Emerson also has a stable of talented sophomores and a pair of juniors that played last year and now have a year of experience. All-NWC do-everything player Gabby Gorosave, who hit for a .522 average a year ago, is one of those talented underclassmen. "Probably not much more than anybody else, we're going to try to not beat ourselves," Emerson said in a phone interview. "I think there is a lot of potential." Emerson said many of his players also play basketball, and the softball team is still trying to get out of winter sports-season mode, but once Sehome can get a few more outside practices in, Emerson said the Mariners "should be alright."
Player Yr. Pos.
Rachel Albert Sr. SS
Hallie Messenger Sr. CF
Meagan McIntyre Sr. P
Shai Wakelin Jr. OF
Haley Mahathy Jr. IF
Gabby Gorosave So. C/IF
Maddy Bryan So. LF
Megan Bayless So. 2B
Mallory Kruzich So. 1B/P
Morgan Henry So. C/3B
Jessica Vaught So. RF
Jenny McIntyre Fr. IF
Catalina Fitzpatrick Fr. P/IF
March 13 Sedro-Woolley (Frank Geri) 4 p.m.
March 14 at Anacortes 6 p.m.
March 18 at Lynden 4 p.m.
March 22 at Lynden Christian (Bender)* 4:30 p.m.
March 23 Lynden (Daniels) noon
March 23 Sequim (Daniels) 2 p.m.
March 26 at Sedro-Woolley (Janicki)* 4:30 p.m.
March 29 Anacortes (Frank Geri)* 4 p.m.
April 9 at Squalicum* 4 p.m.
April 11 at Ferndale* 4 p.m.
April 16 Mount Baker (Frank Geri)* 4 p.m.
April 19 Bellingham (Frank Geri)* 4 p.m.
April 23 at Blaine (Pipeline)* 4:30 p.m.
April 27 at Lake Washington (UW) 11 a.m.
April 27 at Lake Washington (UW) 1 p.m.
April 29 Lynden (Frank Geri)* 4 p.m.
May 3 at Nooksack Valley* 4:30 p.m.
May 3 at Nooksack Valley 6:30 p.m.
May 7 Meridian (Frank Geri)* 4 p.m.
May 9 Burlington-Edison (Frank Geri)* 4 p.m.
Reach ANDREW LANG at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 862.