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Olympic Fastpitch

Head coach: Jessica Cabato

2018 record: 18-6 (10-2)

Key players: Dani Snyder, sr., pitcher; Morgan Kroesser, sr., pitcher; Molly Gates, jr., second base/outfield; Sadie Chipley, outfield/shortstop; Elissa Turnquist, so., outfield; Allannah Mitchell, sr., outfield.

Outlook: The Trojans lost the top of their lineup, left side of their infield and catcher to graduation, but should still remain a very potent offense this year led by Gates, who hit .645 with six home runs and 38 RBI last season. Snyder and Kroesser were the team’s top two pitchers on last year’s state team and bring with them plenty of experience and talent. If they can fill those important defensive positions as well, it should be another solid year and good playoff run for the defending Olympic League champions.

Schedule: March 15, 4:15 p.m., Central Kitsap | March 16, noon, Sedro-Woolley | March 18, 4 p.m., Lakes | March 20, 4:15 p.m., Kingston | March 22, 4 p.m., at Central Kitsap | March 26, 4 p.m., at Curtis | March 27, 4:15 p.m., North Kitsap | March 29, 4:15 p.m., North Mason | April 10, 4:15 p.m., Port Angeles | April 12, 4:15 p.m., at Sequim | April 16, 4:15 p.m., Timberline | April 17, 4:15 p.m., at Kingston | April 22, 4:15 p.m., at North Kitsap | April 26, 4:15 p.m., Port Angeles | April 29, 3:30 p.m., Sequim | May 1, 4:15 p.m., at Bremerton | May 4, TBD, Orcas Island | May 6, 4:15 p.m., Bremerton | May 9, 4:15 p.m., at North Mason.

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