Coach: Tina Salazar
...Salazar said the Unicorns will initially take a hit with the loss of first-team all-district center fielder Coral Schroeder, who declined to play because of injuries.
Your other kids have to step up," Salazar
said when asked who will step in for the three-year veteran.
"We've got a all-state pitcher coming back," said Salazar
of Gregoire, the co-27-4A MVP last season who led greater San Antonio in strikeouts (316 in 178 2/3 innings), ERA (0.19) and overall record (25-2).
had 15 strikeouts in a row in the scrimmage against Round Rock, so I took her
Those are two key positions we're going to have fill with people who are fairly young," Salazar
said."We're coming together nicely.We've played four scrimmages, and have gotten better with each one."Outlook: New Braunfels
was an immovable object last spring, when it beat nearly all comers and coasted through its 27-4A slate.Then came the regional semifinal against Boerne, where the Unicorns were not only shut out but were victims of a perfect game.Boerne lost to 27-4A runner-up Dripping Springs - eventually the state runner-up - in the Region IV final.To say the least, the Unicorns haven't forgotten."Oh my gosh - (the hurt) is still here," Salazar
just works her
tail off," Salazar
also feels that Boerne loss and there's a fire that's lit under us.She
had so many personal goals and so does this team, which means so much to her
wants to do great for herself, but also tells the team she
wants to do it for them."NB is the hands-down No. 1 team in the District 26-4A.Salazar
sees Hays and Clemens as contenders, as well as Canyon."No matter what's going on with them, they always come out and play us tough," she
said of the Cougarettes.