Last year, La Plata’s softball team fell in the first round of districts to Schuyler County. It was the first time the Bulldogs failed to reach a district championship game since 2015. Head coach Greg Buescher returns eight of his nine starters.

Returning from last year’s 16-7 squad is reigning Tri-County MVP Olivia Coy, first teamer Pieper Wood, and second teamer Shaelyn Weber. Buescher outlines how La Plata tackled its summer amid a pandemic.

Some freshmen have the opportunity to crack into the lineup.

La Plata’s last district title came in 2018, and they haven’t visited the state quarterfinals since 2010. Buescher believes the team has that capability, but there are couple of improvements he’d like to see this year.

The Bulldogs open their season September 1st against Schuyler County.

Our Softball Warmup Show is just around the corner. You can hear more from Buescher, and other area coaches next Saturday, August 22nd, on KRES as we preview the 2020 softball season.