Injuries helped to derail last year’s strong Keshequa contending softball team. This year the Lady Indians have some returning faces, but much will be said if the inexperienced varsity players mature quickly and fill the shoes they’re meant to fill. Coach Martha Blair is back again and looked back to a year ago, “Alex Flint was one of the key injuries last year as she was hurt in the fourth game of the season. This spring we’re very young, but quick and hope to be a team to contend with this year.”

Injuries helped to derail last year’s strong Keshequa contending softball team. This year the Lady Indians have some returning faces, but much will be said if the inexperienced varsity players mature quickly and fill the shoes they’re meant to fill. Coach Martha Blair is back again and looked back to a year ago, “Alex Flint was one of the key injuries last year as she was hurt in the fourth game of the season. This spring we’re very young, but quick and hope to be a team to contend with this year.”


The Indians return a trio of seniors including  Rachel Axtell (.372), Shelby Hatfield (.350) and Katelyn Gelser (.231). Ashley Pierce is the lone junior (.370) while sophomore Alex Flint hopes to be healthy on the hill this year as in the first four games of last season she struck out 50 in that quartet of outings while hitting (.471). Other key contributors should include Kristen Jackson who’ll be catching (.333) and Gabrielle Mehlenbacher will also fill one of the vacated positions in the line-up. Freshmen Lindsay Piraino and Haley Russell (.471) will be on the youth-filled squad along with  newcomers Gabe Mehlenbacher and Kate Forrester will round out the roster for the upcoming season. Keshequa will open their spring softball season on the road Wednesday, April 6, in Pavilion at 4:30 p.m. The Indians’ first home game will be Thursday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m. against Oakfield-Alabama.