If its fall season portends what lies ahead, then Western Nevada Collegeâ€™s spring softball season should be teeming with excitement.
As their fall scrimmage schedule winds down, the Wildcats have demonstrated that they are a program on the rise, winning the past seven games. That winning streak has included series sweeps of Shasta College, Feather River College and the Nevada Stealth U-18 club.
Moreover, the Wildcats have developed team unity during a long road trip to Tooele, Utah, as well as through cross-training activities such as Redrun II, in which they participated in last weekend as part of the Zombie Manifestival in Virginia City. Players were required to complete a 6-plus-mile obstacle course.
â€œTheyâ€™ve shown a lot of team chemistry from the beginning,â€ said WNC coach Leah Wentworth. â€œWeâ€™re trying to do what we can on our end to continue to enhance that chemistry. Itâ€™s a long season. It breaks up the monotony of softball all day, every day.â€
Fans have one final chance to see the team in action at Edmonds Sports Complex. The Wildcats are scheduled to meet the Nevada Lightning in a doubleheader starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
The Wildcatsâ€™ fall schedule concludes with a visit to College of the Siskiyous on Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26 in Weed, Calif. A wildfire devastated Weed last month, destroying more than 150 homes as well as a school and two churches, so Wentworth is unsure if those games will go on as planned.
The two-month fall season has given the Wildcats coaching staff a chance to closely monitor the development of a 25-player roster. The season begins February 27 at home.