Season doesn’t end the way Lady Wildcats hoped

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 18, 2005


Sports Editor

RESERVE-They have a very young squad.

But the future is bright at East St. John High School when it comes to their softball squad.

Losing only two seniors, the Lady Wildcats will look to atone for a disappointing 2005 season that saw them finish 12-16-1 and 4-14 in district 6-5A play.

Some of the bright spots that Co-Head Coach Jackie Moan and the rest of her Lady Wildcat squad can look forward to returning is the excellent hitting duo of freshman Laci Sutton and sophomore Peggy Tuso.

Playing both the infield, outfield and also pitching in 2005, the freshman Sutton hit an amazing .480 and was also very solid on the mound.

Only a sophomore herself, Tuso hit an equally as impressive .359 playing shortstop.

“Being so young we struggled a lot at times throughout the season,” Moan said. “We didn’t have as many wins as we had hoped. We won four district ballgames and realistically we were in eight of them and if you win eight district games, you are in the playoffs.

“Our pitching was probably the best we have ever had since we have been here, but since we were so young out in the field we made a lot of mental errors and that in turn led to a lot of unearned runs. We had to work a lot on our fundamentals and that work will have to continue.”