Incoming outfielder Molly Holliday has the speed to steal a lot of bases, according to Williams. Marissa Pererya, third base, is strong on defense and can hit for average. Pitcher Bailee Wortham should see a lot of innings.
“Wortham moves the ball well and throws with good velocity,” said Williams of the Benbrook product.
Courtney Duplechin and Mackenzie Prescher, middle infielders, are also solid defensively, and outfielder Brittani Alvarado is a lefty slapper at the plate.
“We have a deeper pitching rotation. We should hit for a lot of power and a good team average,” said Williams. “We are more solid defensively than last year and deeper at every position.”
Williams said the chemistry is also everything a coach could want.
“Our girls get along great,” she said. “They have a good time, laugh a lot and enjoy the game.”
Williams labeled Temple, McLennan and North Central Texas as the main obstacles for her team in conference play. But she likes her squad’s chances at winning, and even making a run at a World Series berth.
“I think we have a great chance at returning to the regional tournament and should contend for the regional title,” she said. “We have to continue to get better every day — don’t settle or expect anything to be handed to us.”
The Coyotes begin their 2013 season on Tuesday, when they host Howard College at WC’s Stuart Field. The first game of the slated doubleheader begins at 1 p.m.