2015 Desert Oasis Softball Capsule


Head coach: Chuck Pope, first season

2014 record: 11-13 (3-7 Southwest, fifth)

Returning letter winners (starters): Eight (five)

Top players: 1B/P Karley Severance (Sr.), C/3B/SS Mary Dungey (So.), SS/2B/C Meagan Anders (So.), P/C/IF Elsy Guzman (So.)

Outlook: Veteran coach Pope, who guided Silverado to several state tournament appearances, returns to the high school game and will guide a program that brings back five starters.

“The Diamondbacks had a wonderful turnout for intramurals and tryouts,” Pope said. “They are a hard-working group with great energy and attitude for the game of softball.

“The new coaching staff and players are raising their expectations and goals with the hope of becoming a more competitive softball program.”