Softball: Key dates, information for 2015 season

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Cherokee Trail has a new coach, but returns plenty of players, including junior pitcher Audrey Pickett (2), an All-Centennial League second team performer in 2014. (File photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)
Cherokee Trail has a new coach, but returns plenty of players, including junior pitcher Audrey Pickett (2), an All-Centennial League second team performer in 2014. The Cougars, who have a new coach in Caley Mitchell, return five all-league second team selections. (File photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

2015 AURORA SOFTBALL KEY DATES, INFORMATION

Key Dates: Aug. 17 — Practice begins; Aug. 21 — Regular season begins; Oct. 10 — Regular season completed; Oct. 17 — 3A-5A regional tournaments; Oct. 23-24 — 3A-5A state tournament (Aurora Sports Park)

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Regional qualifying: Class 5A — Eighteen automatic state qualifiers plus 14 at-large teams as determined by a seeding committee for field of 32, divided into eight four-team regionals; Class 4A — Nineteen automatic qualifiers plus 13 at-large teams as determined by a seeding committee for a field of 32

Aurora coaches: Aurora Central — Cole Hardy; Cherokee Trail — Caley Mitchell; Eaglecrest — Yvette Hendrian; Gateway — Chance Siegle; Hinkley — Jennifer Van Gundy; Overland — Kelly Jones-Wagy; Rangeview — Paul Reil; Regis Jesuit — Charlie Williams; Smoky Hill — Mark Siemer; Vista PEAK — Scott Lilley

Aurora players to watch: Kaylee Adams, INF, Rangeview, sr.; Birungi Balijahe, OF, Aurora Central, soph.; Emily Bell, P, Cherokee Trail, jr.; Ruby Benson, INF, Vista PEAK, jr.; Alyssa Berteaux, INF, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Laura Blackwood, P, Vista PEAK, jr.; Courtney Browne, P, Grandview, sr.; Taylor Bush, INF, Regis Jesuit, jr.; Sarah Bushman, P, Eaglecrest, sr.; Terran Caldwell, OF, Grandview, jr.; Angela Cordova, INF, Rangeview, sr.; Leslie French, OF, Rangeview, jr.; Chelsea Gorman, INF, Eaglecrest, sr.; Sophie Herrera, INF, Grandview, soph.; Skylar Higens, INF, Cherokee Trail, jr.; Sydney Hinton, INF, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Morgan Hoffman-Roenfeldt, OF, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Kourtney Kellogg, C, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Chloe Knapp, OF, Cherokee Trail, jr.; Gracey Martinez, P, Overland, fr.; Tayler Mashburn, C, Eaglecrest, sr.; Jordyn McDaniel, Grandview, Util, sr.; Megan Medhus, Util., Cherokee Trail, soph.; Destynee Morgan, OF, Eaglecrest, sr.; Sydni Odegard, C, Grandview, sr.; Erin Pendleton, Regis Jesuit, P, soph.; Audrey Pickett, P, Cherokee Trail, jr.; Alexa Romero, P, Eaglecrest, sr.; Jasmin Sanchez, INF, Vista PEAK, jr.; Maddie Siemer, P/Util., Smoky Hill, sr.; Annabel Spoerl, OF, Overland, sr.; Alex Sullentrop, INF, Regis Jesuit, jr.; Loghan Thomas, INF, Grandview, sr.; Alex Velazquez, OF, Grandview, jr.; Kailey Wilson, INF, Eaglecrest, soph.

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel