Spring Preview: Huron softball fields a strong all-around team


Speed and defense will be the keys to success for the Huron High School varsity softball squad this season. Speed to get to ground balls up the middle and run down fly balls in the gap will limit opponent scoring and open the door for the upper classmen power hitters.

The River Rats will be led by senior captains, Dani DiGiovine (OF) and Lexi Specht (OF), and by junior captains, Celia Kent (P/IF) and Micah Higa (C/IF).

“They have outstanding leadership qualities,” head coach, Ed Arbour, says. “They were four of the best hitters on the team last year and are outstanding defensively.”

Not only will they be strong in the batter’s box, but the team’s speed on the base path is a force to be reckoned with.

“We have a well-rounded team,” Arbour says. “We have speed and will run the bases pretty well. And, we have power.”

Arbour says he’s confident in his team defensively, because of this speed.

The River Rats will rally behind good pitching as well. Senior, Anna Wiegel, will start in the circle and Higa will throw some innings too.

“Get better every day, that’s our goal,” Arbour says. “If we get better every day, everything will fall into place.”

Huron softball kicks off on Wednesday, April 11, at home, against Ypsilanti Lincoln’s Railsplitters. See the full schedule here: https://aahuronathletics.com/teams/2197489/girls/softball/varsity/schedule

Head coach Ed Arbour will be joined by his son and daughter in his first season with the River Rats. His son coached at both the University of Iowa and Alabama and his daughter played for the RedHawks at Miami of Ohio and volunteered as a coach there too.

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