New coach seeks to change landscape of Hannibal softball

by Rob Tetro

This season, Krystal Ward will take over as coach of the Hannibal varsity softball team. The foundation of the goals Ward and her team have for the upcoming season are based on becoming both quicker and stronger.

In fact, how Ward describes her vision for the landscape of Hannibal softball can be compared to a mathematical equation.

She said that improving overall speed and strength results in better skills on both sides of the ball, which equals a more competitive output for The Lady Warriors.

Hannibal will be welcoming back five seniors for the upcoming season. Ward expects the abundance of experience that these seniors have to help them to have solid seasons.

She added that her group of seniors are primed to be leadership figures as well.

When season practices began in early March, Ward expected her players to be in solid physical condition.

With great enthusiasm, the Lady Warriors proved to be right on track with the physical conditioning expectations Ward had for them.

In fact, it seemed Hannibal had the benefit of being able to work towards improving both their physical and mental preparation as practice continued.

Currently, the Lady Warriors are still focused on making the improvements that Ward feels will change the tide for Hannibal softball this season and beyond. They are working hard to become quicker and stronger by the day.

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