McLennan softball has a new coach, players, and an upgraded ballpark but head coach Chris Berry says his team has made the transition all the easier.
"They're seasoned and they know what the long haul looks like. It's not as eye opening and shocking to them, but its new for everybody."
What's new is the terminology. Berry comes over from the Highlanders baseball program and he's bringing some of their winning language with them.
"The terminology is different and new to everyone, but they're picking it up fast."
Berry returns four key starters to a team that barely lost out to eventual national champion Temple College in the Region V tournament last year. The new head Highlassie says his version of MCC softball will be built on that same level of winning.
"I hope it's full of trophies and national titles. I didn't take a job to be average. This isn't a place that average should fly. We've got all the resources we need to be extremely successful. We're in a great location just like the baseball guys. The I-35 corridor is rich with talent. You don't have to go far to find really good players, but I want to be a program that everybody fears. I want to be a program that everyone respects and I want to be a program that every girl that's not a division one player wants to be at."
If Berry can bring the same level of success as he had with the Highlanders, he'll have no trouble reaching those lofty goals.
Opening day for MCC softball is January 30th against Alvin Community College.
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