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Haven Softball – Visit Wichita Team of the Month

By Matt Browning

The Haven softball team was chosen as the Visit Wichita Team of the Month for June. The Wildcats swept a doubleheader at Lyons on April 23.

“We had an idea we’d be a pretty good team in our league and worthy of being in the mix for a regional championship based on returning and incoming players and their previous accomplishments,” Haven head coach Darin Ashworth said.

In the Wildcats first 10-0 victory over Lyons, BrieAnn Brawner scored four runs and drove in two more, while Sadie Estill went 3-for-4 with three runs driven in.

In game two, also a 10-0 win, Estill drove in three more runs, while Annie Yoder and Brooke Brawner also drove home three.

Pitchers Maguire Estill and Brooke Brawner combined to allow only ten hits in the doubleheader.

“Both Magurie and Brooke are having excellent seasons at the plate as well, which was expected based on their freshman and sophomore campaigns,” Ashworth said. “But we are getting nice seasons from junior Amie Yoder, sophomore BrieAnn Brawner and freshman Sadie Estill also.”

With so much talent on the roster, Ashworth thinks his players have just one thing on their mind in regards to the season.

“With the pitching and experience we have returning, winning a regional championship and returning state is probably our baseline for a successful season,” Ashworth said. “But I’m also guessing that the players would say that playing on Friday in Manhattan is their expectation for a successful 2021.”

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