Lady Celts prepped for softball comeback

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McNary’s Dani Saunders takes a cut during softball practice Monday, March 4. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

McNary’s Dani Saunders takes a cut during softball practice Monday, March 4. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

If you’ve never taken time to watch the McNary High School varsity softball team play, Celtic Head Coach Kevin Wise suggests starting this season.

“We have a ton of speed and we’re going to use that. We’ll be able to hit in every position. We have girls that can play multiple positions and our pitching is strong,” Wise said. “Everything is going really well.”

Wise, the former junior varsity coach for the Celtics, took over as head coach earlier this year, succeeding Jeff Auvinen.

After taking the job, Wise hoped to put the focus on being a team, but he had some cause for worry after the girls’ first practice last week.


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