The Hesston College softball team opens its 2016 schedule with a weekend tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 5-6. This will be the Larks first appearance in the annual Cowtown Classic.
Seventh-year coach Andrew Sharp is optimistic for a rebound after a disappointing 2015 season. Seven sophomores and eight freshmen make up this year’s roster.
“I thought we were better than our record indicated last year,” Sharp said. “We started strong but weren’t able to maintain consistency. I’m confident this group can rebound and play better softball.”
Hesston’s 45-game schedule features six games against teams ranked in the preseason top 15 national poll and 35 games with NJCAA opponents.
“We’ve put together a challenging schedule and I expect our group to compete well,” Sharp said. “We’ll need to stay healthy to be at our best, of course. But we have good depth at a several positions and I look forward to getting the season started.”