Head coach: Matt Messer, first season
2012 record: 9-15 (3-5 3A Southern)
Returning letter winners (starters): Seven (Six)
Top players: OF Summer Owens (Sr.), 1B Bailey Owens (Jr.), SS Hanna Leavitt (Sr.), UTL Katrina Scatterday (Sr.), 3B/P Haley Neilson (Jr.), C Liz Robertson (Jr.), P Makendie Frei (Jr.)
Outlook: Summer Owens hit .354 last season, and Bailey Owens hit .345. They’ll be among the leaders on an offense that returns six starters.
"With a solid core of returning players and several strong juniors, the Pirates are looking to qualify for the postseason," Messer said. "With a new coaching staff, they are trying to find the best combinations and chemistry for a very successful season."