Meridian softball capsule

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 14, 2014 

MERIDIAN

Trojans

Coach: Jordan Chambers

Last year: The Trojans finished 5-16 overall last year, and 3-9 in Northwest Conference play. ... They advanced to the Class 1A Northwest District Tournament, but lost to both Nooksack Valley and Coupeville in back-to-back games.

Players to watch: Kendra Holmes (Sr., SS); Emma Weg (So., P) Madeline Gray (So., Utility)

Outlook: It's Jordan Chambers' first year at the helm of the Meridian Trojans' softball program, and he's trying to change the culture there in a drastic way. "They went from hour and a half practices to three-hour practices," Chambers said in a phone interview. "They are responsible for cleaning the field. ... It's a completely different program." And while the team has a fresh approach, it's still going to rely heavily on youth for its production this season. Sophomores Emma Weg and Madeline Gray will make up the pitcher-catcher tandem, and freshman Bailey Carpenter's bat is going to be big for the Trojans' lineup. "She's just a beast all around," said Chambers of Carpenter. Senior shortstop and team captain Kendra Holmes is going to hit in the No. 3 hole, and Chambers is going to rely heavily on her for leadership throughout the season.

2014 ROSTER

Name Year Pos.

Bailey Haugen So. 2B/C

Emma Weg So. P

Kayla St. Amand NA 1B

Claire Burkett NA Utility

Eve Castro NA P

Bailey Carpenter Fr. C

Madeline Gray So. Utility

Kendra Holmes Sr. SS

Julia Broussard NA OF

Deborah Eigenbrood So. 1B/Utility

Charnpreet Singh Sr. 3B/OF

Keana Waugh So. OF

Savannah Grogg Sr. 1B/P

2014 SCHEDULE

March 17 at Lakewood 4 p.m.

March 18 at Squalicum 4 p.m.

March 19 Coupeville 4 p.m.

March 21 at Bellingham 4 p.m.

March 22 at Ferndale 4 p.m.

March 27 at Lynden* 4 p.m.

March 29 Friday Harbor 4 p.m.

April 7 Nooksack Valley* 4 p.m.

April 8 La Conner 4 p.m.

April 11 at Sedro-Woolley* (at Janicki) 4:30 p.m.

April 15 Bellingham* 4 p.m.

April 18 Squalicum* 4 p.m.

April 25 at Blaine* (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.

April 29 Anacortes* 4 p.m.

May 2 Ferndale* 4 p.m

May 6 at Burlington-Edison* 4 p.m.

May 8 at Lynden Christian* (at LCMS) 4:30 p.m.

May 8 at Lynden Christian (at LCMS) 6 p.m.

May 12 Sehome* 4 p.m.

May 14 at Mount Baker* 4:30 p.m.

*NWC game

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