Bellingham softball capsule

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 14, 2014 

BELLINGHAM

Red Raiders

Coach: Rick Ellis

Last year: The Red Raiders finished at the bottom of the Northwest Conference last year, going 0-12 in league and 2-17 overall. ... Despite the struggle that was last season, the Red Raiders finished the year by beating both Concrete and Darrington in their final two games.

Players to watch: Julia Latimer (Jr., IF/OF); Jasmine Midgley (Jr., C); Paige Jacobsen (So., OF/IF).

Outlook: The Red Raiders struggled last year finding a game in which offense, defense and pitching all came together. That's a hope coach Rick Ellis sees coming to fruition this year with a more seasoned, experienced club. "I think we're improved from where we've been the last couple years," Ellis said in a phone interview. Specifically, Ellis believes junior Julia Latimer will continue to prove she's one of the better players in the Northwest Conference. "A little more responsibility and she's talented," Ellis said. "A kid like that can help some of the younger kids." Bellingham is going to have a strong crop of freshmen joining the program that will play significant minutes in the starting lineup, Ellis said, taking the trial-by-fire approach in the early part of the year. Lindsey Richard and Eliza Rossman are two freshmen Ellis is expecting to make an immediate impact.

2014 ROSTER

Name Year Pos.

Justina Allen Jr. IF

Reagan Beal Fr. OF

Taylor Beal So. IF

Emily Benson So. OF

Tanisha Cook So. IF/OF

Chastity Deal SO. IF/OF

Emily Dickinson Sr. Utility

Vanja Flones So. OF

Jamie Henderson Fr. OF

Paige Jacobsen So. IF/OF

Amaya Johnson Jr. IF

Julia Latimer Jr. Utility

Jasmin Lopez Fr. OF

Audrianna Main So. IN

Jasmine Midgley Jr. C/IF

Lindsey Richard Fr. IF/P

Eliza Rossman Fr. P/1B

Sunni Sternhagen Fr. IF

Carlene Syth Sr. Utility

Emily Whitehall Fr. Utility

Jaray Woods Sr. OF

2014 SCHEDULE

March 15 at Friday Harbor noon

March 15 at Friday Harbor 2 p.m.

March 21 Meridian 4 p.m.

March 22 at La Conner noon

March 22 at La Conner 2 p.m.

March 25 Squalicum 4 p.m.

March 28 Mount Baker* 4 p.m.

April 8 at Lynden* 4 p.m.

Aptil 11 Lynden Christian* 4 p.m.

April 15 at Meridian* 4 p.m.

April 17 Blaine* 4 p.m.

April 22 at Squalicum* 4 p.m.

April 25 Sehome* 4 p.m.

April 28 at Sedro-Woolley* (at Janicki) 4:30 p.m.

May 1 at Anacortes* (at Daniels) 6 p.m.

May 9 Burlington-Edison* 4 p.m.

May 10 at Darrington 1 p.m.

May 12 at Nooksack Valley* (at NVMS) 4:30 p.m.

May 14 Ferndale* 4 p.m.

May 15 at Concrete 4 p.m.

*NWC game

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