The Lincoln County softball team is preparing for the season with Phil Boucher returning as head coach for his second year.

The team did well last year, making it to divisions, but fell short in their game against Lake Mead.

They lost five seniors last year including Brynlee Wadsworth, Kailey Kelley, Hannah Bleak, Aya Rowe and Sadie Teel. However, there are many returning players this year, namely the new seniors. Baylee Cameron will be playing second base. KyLee Cameron will be in the outfield. Laura Pearson will be at third base, and Kendra Mathews will play shortstop.

The team also has juniors returning including Macie Howard, in the outfield, and Kayla Rinehart. Sadie Soderborg will be a pitcher, and Ava Pearson will be in the infield.

Another returning pitcher will be sophomore Lexi Long.

The team plans on working hard, having a more structured practice and knowing what to do each day. They also plan on becoming closer and having the whole team work together to get the job done.

Boucher said, “I am looking for hard work, improvement from last year, leadership from the senior class and for me to learn from my mistakes from last year.”

The team is going to take each game at a time and focus on the task at hand. They don’t want to overlook any of the teams they did last year and will be prepared to play hard and work for every win.

“I think we have a really good team this year and a lot of talented girls. If we all put in the work and give it our all, I think we can make it,” said senior Baylee Cameron.

The team will be traveling to Mesquite this weekend for their first tournament. Their first league game will be March 22 against Mountain View.