2016 LaBrae Softball Preview

The Lady Vikings begin play next Monday at Lakeside.

LaBrae Vikings High School Baseball - Leavittsburg, Ohio

2016 LaBrae Softball Preview
Head Coach: Demetra Noble
2015 Record: 15-12 (7-5), AAC Blue

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2015 Team Statistics
Batting Average: .326
Earned Run Average: 3.13
Fielding Percentage: .913

2015 Statistical Leaders
Batting Average: Haley Davis, .478 (43-90)
On-Base Percentage: Haley Davis, .500
Base Hits: Haley Davis, 43
Runs Scored: Kasey Rininger, 34
Doubles: Kasey Rininger, 14
Triples: Kristin Saner, 3
Homeruns: Kasey Rininger, 2
Runs Batted In: Kasey Rininger, 36
Stolen Bases: Haley Davis, 19

Earned Run Average: Emily Dugan, 2.24 (137.1 IP)
Wins: Emily Dugan, 15-5
Strikeouts: Emily Dugan, 154

Key Losses: The team’s ace Emily Dugan has since graduated after a stellar senior season which saw #7 accumulate a 2.24 ERA over 137 1/3 innings pitched. Dugan amassed a 15-5 record with 154 strikeouts and only 25 walks while opposing batters were able to just compile a .197 batting average against her. Also impressive was the way she hit the ball, tallying a .403 average (29-72) with 8 doubles and 22 RBIs.

Key Returnees: Senior Haley Davies (3B/OF) led the team in hitting in 2015 with a .478 average with 43 hits in 90 at bats. She also scored 29 runs and stole 19 bases. Haley’s classmate Kasey Rininger (C/SS) batted .422 (35-83) to go along with her 18 extra base hits and 36 RBIs. Lauren Rutherford (IF/OF) had a strong junior year as well by accumulating a .333 average (26-78) and driving in 17 runs. Senior Skyler Gilanyi (3B/P) belted 5 doubles with 21 RBIs and hit .321 (25-78) last Spring. Juniors Morgan Meyer (IF) and Kristin Saner (IF/OF/P) will be asked to contribute as well after a solid sophomore campaign. Meyer finished the season with a .375 batting average (30-80) while having 10 doubles and 19 RBIs. Saner closed out the season with 18 RBIs and #21 was called upon to pitch 37 1/3 innings and start 6 games. She was the only other pitcher to be used in a varsity game last year outside of Dugan.

Outlook: With 6 seniors on the roster who have a ton of experience and a junior class which is led by Morgan Meyer, the Lady Vikings appear to be in good shape moving forward.

Post-Season History
State Championships: None
State Finalist: None
Regional Championships: 1 (2005)

Last Five Years in the Post Season
State Championships: None
Regional Championships: None
District Championships: 2 (2013, 2014)
Sectional Championships: 3 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Playoff Record: 8-5

Schedule
Mar. 28 – at Lakeside, 5
Mar. 29 – Campbell, 5
Mar. 31 – at Campbell, 5
Apr. 4 – at Brookfield, 5
Apr. 5 – Brookfield, 5
Apr. 7 – at Mathews, 5
Apr. 9 – at McDowell, 1
Apr. 11 – East, 5
Apr. 12 – at East, 5
Apr. 14 – Jefferson, 5
Apr. 18 – at Liberty, 5
Apr. 19 – Liberty, 5
Apr. 21 – Hubbard, 5
Apr. 25 – at Newton Falls, 5
Apr. 26 – Newton Falls, 5
Apr. 28 – at Ursuline, 5
Apr. 29 – Edgewood, 5
Apr. 30 – vs. Conneaut at Boardman, 1
Apr. 30 – at Boardman, 3:30
May 2 – Girard, 5
May 3 – at Girard, 5
May 5 – vs. Fitch at Liberty Park, 5
May 7 – vs. Mathews at Liberty Park, 9:30 am
May 7 – vs. Chippewa at Liberty Park, 1:30
May 9 – Champion, 5
May 10 – at Champion, 5

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