Central City softball stampeding into season with high confidence

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Published: Aug. 16, 2023 at 10:37 PM CDT
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CENTRAL CITY, Neb. (KSNB) - Central City softball is coming off one of its deepest postseason runs in school history, finishing as one of the final four teams in Class C and ending the year with a 26-5 record.

The Bison return lots of production from that roster and are preparing for what they hope to be an even deeper run in 2023.

“We just have kids that worked hard all year long and you just can expect them to work hard and fight for each other,” Central City softball coach Neely Moser said. “It’s great making it to the state tournament, that’s always the goal. We want to be in postseason, but we know that it’s a long ways from that, so right now we’re just playing ball and having a good time and working together.”

Incoming senior pitcher Jerzie Schindler finished last season with 291 total strikeouts, good for second most in the entire state regardless of class. She says confidence is high entering the season.

“I think that the preseason practices have been the best that I’ve been through high school,” Schindler said. “One of our mottos is outplay, outwork, out-team and out-energy. One thing that they can definitely expect is our energy being high constantly, all the time. This year, we are coming back firing and they won’t know what hit them.”

Central City begins the year Thursday at home against Boone Central, with first pitch at 6:30 p.m.