(Festus) The St. Pius Lancers will be looking to replace one of the most accomplished softball players in school history.
A.J. Agers capped her career by pitching every inning in a 10-4 senior year, yielding a minuscule 0.93 earned-run average.
Agers also powered the offense with an astounding .696 batting average, 23 runs batted in and 27 runs scored.
So, as preparations begin for a new season, the first priority for Lancers head coach Kevin Halley is finding ways to fill Agers’ shoes.
He says it’s going to be a group effort.
One player with a chance to become a superstar in the lineup is junior Sophie Meyer.
The shortstop hit .364 with 6 extra-base hits, including a home run, 17 RBI and 16 runs scored.
Halley likes the way Meyer and some other players are swinging the bat.
St. Pius made it to the district semifinals in 2020 before suffering an upset loss to the Jefferson Blue Jays.
There are still concerns about filling Agers’ void in the pitcher’s circle, but Halley says, once they figure it all out, they’ll be able to finish off bringing home that prize, and maybe more.
St. Pius will participate in the Notre Dame Kickoff Classic August 27th and 28th in St. Louis to get the new softball season started.
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