This season, Baylor’s softball team will be attempting to defend four consecutive, and seven out the last eight, state championships. Although the team faces the challenge of replacing two prominent figures of the softball program, graduates shortstop Cheyenne Lindsay and catcher Kamrie Rich, the team has a promising lineup.
Led by three seniors, Emily Rye, Abby McNamara, and Brinley Garrison, the 2019 team is expected to contend for yet another title. Players to watch include pitchers Acelynn Sellers, Macy Ann McKnight, and new freshman Syd Berzon. Junior Makayla Packer is predicted to continue to excel at both track and softball, and Sophie Piskos, a second-year junior boarding student, leads the offensive attack.
The softball team is coached by head coach, Kelli Smith, and assistants, Susan Ross and Tom Watson. Smith, class of ‘95, has been apart of every softball state championship the program has achieved, either as a player or a coach. She is ecstatic for what the year will entail and says, “We are excited to begin our journey to bring another championship home to Baylor.”