In the circle
Pitching will be a group affair. Returnees Maria Koshmider, a senior, and Grace Ispas, accounted for 27 of the Maple Leafs’ 43 starts in 2012. Ispas was 5-7 with a 4.07 ERA. Koshmider, meanwhile, has hurled 212 career innings and has 98 career strikeouts, making her experience an asset.
Blankenship is set to return to the circle after not pitching in 2012. Blankenship made 33 appearances, including 13 starts, for Goshen in her freshman and sophomore campaigns. Blankenship has a career ERA of 4.77 with 46 strikeouts in 86 2/3 innings. Freshman Kylee Welch, with an unorthodox delivery, could be an option when Mast wants a change.
Goshen is scheduled to host Lourdes University Friday, in a doubleheader scheduled to start at 3 p.m.