Pitching duo back to propel Swanton softball


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Brianna Williams pitches for Swanton during a game last season. She returns for the Bulldogs in 2022.

Brianna Williams pitches for Swanton during a game last season. She returns for the Bulldogs in 2022.


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Trista Eitniear of Swanton readies to throw over to first base for an out in a game last season. She is back for her senior season.


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Returning pitching should help the Swanton softball team compete in 2022. They were 17-6 a year ago and finished third in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League.

The Bulldogs are also 35-13 over the last two seasons.

Swanton starting pitcher Brianna Williams is back for her senior season. They also return Taylor Forrest in the circle.

Also back for the Dogs are Trista Eitniear (honorable mention All-NWOAL), Samantha Nelson, Kyleigh Shinaver, Alaina Pelland, Ryeannah Kesler, Olivia Gowing and Jayden Hendricks. Newcomers to the squad are Miranda Yeager and Katie Floyd.

“Inexperience on defense,” said head coach Joe Nye. Their main strength is what they have back in pitching, Nye said.

Swanton was eliminated from the Division III state tournament last year with a 13-5 loss in a sectional final at the hands of Lake. They will attempt to get farther this year.

The Dogs welcome Woodward for a doubleheader this Saturday to begin the season.

Brianna Williams pitches for Swanton during a game last season. She returns for the Bulldogs in 2022.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/03/web1_Williams-in-circle.jpgBrianna Williams pitches for Swanton during a game last season. She returns for the Bulldogs in 2022. File photo

Trista Eitniear of Swanton readies to throw over to first base for an out in a game last season. She is back for her senior season.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/03/web1_Eitniear-set-to-throw.jpgTrista Eitniear of Swanton readies to throw over to first base for an out in a game last season. She is back for her senior season. File photo

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