January 25, 2013

Open Season Against Two Top 10 Teams

Wildcats Head for Las Vegas to Kick of 2013

Western Nevada College opens its fifth softball season at a tournament in Henderson, ready to take on a challenge. Two of the Wildcats’ six opponents in the tournament are ranked in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Top 10 national poll.

The Wildcats are scheduled to play Yavapai of Prescott, Ariz., in their season opener at 1 p.m. as well as Central Arizona of Coolidge, Ariz., at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, WNC will play three opponents: South Mountain of Phoenix at 10:30 a.m., eighth-ranked Eastern Arizona of Thatcher, Ariz., at 3:30 p.m. and Glendale, Ariz., at 6 p.m.

WNC will conclude its season-opening tournament with an 8 a.m. encounter with Pima of Tucson, Ariz., on Sunday. Pima is ranked ninth in the NJCAA’s preseason poll.

WNC Head Coach Leah Wentworth returns five players who helped the Wildcats qualify for the Scenic West Athletic Conference regional tournament a year ago. Returning players include leadoff hitter Jennifer Quam, pitchers Alexia Alley and Ali Marie Lostra, catcher Alia Cox and outfielder Tori Crowell.

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