Bulldog softball ready for new season

Photo Courtesy - Alesha Culp Photography

Gaining experience was the key for a lot of teams last year in the abbreviated season and the Creswell softball program took that on. The Bulldogs featured three seniors on their roster last year, but now will have six and an opportunity to build on what they started from last year. 

“I think it was nice to get a season in last year,” said Head Coach Scott Worsham. “And getting game experience because the seniors I have this year, when they were sophomores, that’s when we had to cancel a season due to COVID-19. They basically lost the full season and lost a lot of game experience. So as juniors last year, it was kind of their first opportunity to get high school varsity game experience. So that was a good takeaway to actually get into some games against live pitching and compete. That was beneficial for that group for sure, and heading into their senior year I think they’re hungry.”

The Bulldogs started last season strong, averaging over 11 runs per game in their first three contests and picking up three wins. Following their first three wins, the Bulldogs ran into a tough stretch dropping their next six contests. Creswell’s last two wins came against Springfield and La Pine scoring 10 or more runs in both games; they finished last season with a record of 5-9. 

“I have some high expectations for this group,” said Worsham. “I know we’re gonna be starting a lot of sophomores in this group but at the same token, they’re really good softball players. I think if we can work hard, we get better and as the season progresses, I’m hoping that we can find ourselves in the hunt for a state playoff berth.”

Creswell kicks off their season with a pair of home games with the first one already being played against Oakland and followed by a Friday matchup against Bandon on March 18 at 4:30 p.m.