Prep Baseball & Softball

PREP SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Bellingham Red Raiders

BELLINGHAM

Red Raiders

Coach: Rick Ellis

Last year: Went 5-13 overall but just 1-11 in the Northwest Conference and missed the playoffs. ... Went on five and six-game losing streaks after opening the season 3-2.

Players to watch: Eliza Rossman (So., P), Lindsey Richard (So., IF/P), Julia Latimer (Sr., SS), Justina Allen (Sr., 3B)

Outlook: The Red Raiders return most of their key contributors and starters from last season and things are looking up for a team that went 1-11 in conference last year. “We’re hoping to improve on that but we got to execute on the field to make that happen,” coach Rick Ellis said in a phone interview. It all starts in the circle and Eliza Rossman had a noteworthy freshman season and is looking to build upon that. On the offensive end, Lindsey Richard is “one the best pure hitters,” Ellis said. This is a veteran team hoping to erase years of rough seasons from Bellingham softball but first the mentality has to change. “The kids have to start believing they can play with anybody.”

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