Diamond Preview 2021: White County
A loaded Lady Warriors team looks to take the region by storm in 2021. With a glutton of talent on the roster, coach Drew Owens’ team stands a chance to run the table in 7-AAA.
Head Coach: Drew Owens, 7th season
2020 Record: 12-11; State Rnd 1
“2020 left us scratching our heads a little as we faced a lot of adversity with injuries and unfortunate situations with the COVID,” says Owens. “We learned a lot from 2020 that we feel like has made us stronger as a team. I believe our hearts are focused on one thing at the moment, which is a region championship for White County. If we can obtain that goal we will go from there. We will take 2021 a step at a time and roll with the punches as this team is prepared and equipped with the talent to do so physically and mentally.”
Key Departures: Katelyn Palmer
Key Returning Players: Cree Cantrell, Liana O’Kelly, Annika Vandiver, Reagan Dunagan, Katelyn Boman, Kaylie Holbrook
Cree Cantrell is legit! Reagan Dunagan is back after a season-ending injury last year, and Liana O’Kelly, Annika Vandiver, and Katelyn Boman flesh out a roster and lineup that is brimming with talent. This is a great nucleus of players that will make this team THE team to beat in 7-AAA.
Strengths & Areas of Focus
Strengths: “We will be putting one of the most athletic teams on the field this year I have seen since being at White County,” claims Owens. “We have senior leadership in the circle with a young arm that will provide a lot of help also. It seems as if our team is doing a great job of playing as a unit and meshing together throughout the summer. We have a couple newcomers from our Middle School program that are going to have an immediate impact on our varsity squad. Our biggest asset this year will be having a consistent level of play that will keep us competitive in every game.”
Focusing On: “We will focus a lot on run production and making sure we have quality at bats,” says Owens. “If we can put runs on the board our pitching should give us a chance to win all season.”