For a squad with out a whole lot of depth the Wellsville-Middletown varsity softball team certainly experienced a whole lot of turnover this past offseason.

But, to his credit, regardless of the state of the program when he inherited it, current head coach Levi Jacyna did what he needed to in order to ensure that the Lady Tigers were able to field a team this season. In fact, this program looked like it has all kinds of potential when it traveled to Clotpon last Thursday for their season opener, and while Jacey Sewell did give up just one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in six innings pitch, Wellsville-Middletown still somehow was downed 1-0.

"Both teams came ready to play. I'm proud of my girls for competing for the entire game. They did the little things right tonight and kept us in the game the whole night," said Jacyna. "Unfortunately, Clopton hit the ball one more time than we did. It happens. But the bottom line is we didn't beat ourselves. We competed for seven innings and that is something from which to build from."

Wellsville-Midletown, 0-1 overall, hosted New Haven last Friday and welcomes Van-Far for an Eastern Missouri Conference game today.