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Lindbergh softball looking to make 2022 a year to rebuild

Despite a losing 2021 record, team is ready to take on 2022
Photo by Lucas Irizarry
The Lindbergh softball team will be in a little bit of a ‘rebuilding mode’ this year after posting a 10-16 record last season, said head coach Darin Scott.

After posting a record of 10-16 last season, the Lindbergh girls softball team is looking to 2022 being a rebuilding year.

“We’re in a little bit of a rebuilding mode,” Lindbergh head coach Darin Scott said. “We’re definitely going to be young, but we do have some returning starters.”

The most formidable threat for the Flyers this season is sophomore outfielder Allie Waldron. In 2021 the all-state selection batted a whopping .582 in which she racked up four doubles, three triples, one home run and 23 runs batted in (RBI). Waldron was also aggressive on the base paths as she recorded a team leading 28 stolen bases.

“Allie is going to be a big time player for us,” Scott said. “She’s our best player for sure and she continues to get stronger and faster and just plays the game at a very high level.”

In the circle this season is sophomore Gabby McBride. During the 2021 campaign, McBride posted a record of 7-10 overall with a 4.38 earned run average.

“Gabby has done a really nice job of developing all of her pitches this past summer,” Scott said. “She’s much stronger and is poised to have a very good year.”

Behind the plate for the Flyers this season is senior catcher Emily Wright. The four year varsity player batted .256 last season with five doubles and 15 RBI.

“Emily has stepped up to be our senior leader this year,” Scott said. “She’s more comfortable behind the plate and is really ready to take on that senior leadership role.”

Seniors Grace Weltman and Delaney Rea will see action in the outfield this season for the Flyers. Last season Weltman saw limited action at the varsity level, but is expected to make a significant impact on this year’s lineup.

“Grace played mostly junior varsity last year,” Scott said. “She’s a versatile player that will see time in the outfield this season. She’s been waiting in the wings and this is her chance to shine. I think she’s poised to have a pretty good senior season.”

Rea is another player that will see a considerable amount of playing time for the Flyers in 2022.

“Delaney is a solid defensive outfielder with a little bit of speed,” Scott said. “She does a nice job patrolling the outfield for us and she’s going to have some big shoes to fill with the seniors we graduated from last season.”

Junior Nicole Thomas will see time at third base as well as the pitcher’s position in 2022.

“Nicole had a really good summer and pitched a lot,” Scott said. “She’s matured quite a bit and has worked really hard over the course of the Summer.”

The Flyers open up the 2022 season against Farmington Aug. 26 in Chesterfield Valley at 11 a.m

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