Diamond Preview 2020: Jefferson
One of the most prolific programs in the area for several years now, the Lady Dragons could be in for something EXTRA special in 2020.
“Our three-person pitching staff gives us a tremendous amount of depth in the circle,” says coach Kacie Bostwick. “We have a solid offensive lineup that will put pressure on any defense we come up against. We expect to compete, play at a high level consistently, and make an appearance in Columbus again — anything can happen in Columbus!”
Head Coach: Kacie Bostwick, 5th Season
2019 Record: 25-11; State Elite 8; Region 3rd; #1 State Ranking
Key Departures: Caroline Brownlee, Amber Tullis, Emily Matthews
Key Returning Players: Livi Blackstock, Ravyn Saxon, Abby Beatty, MacKenzie Turner, Camoreena Hart
Returning is senior Livi Blackstock (.441 average), Ravyn Saxon (1.83 ERA, 70 K), and Abby Beatty (.308 average), as well as MacKenzie Turner and Camoreena Hart.
Strengths & Areas of Focus
Strengths: Strong pitching staff, versatile offense, and stellar defense. Also the winning culture and experience.
Focusing On: One would have to say a big focal point would be getting hot at the right time. As great as last season was for Jefferson, even that group would have wished for more than a 3rd place region finish and Elite 8 trip.