Pelion ran the table in Region 3-2A softball last season, and the Panthers are the pick to prevail once more.
Senior pitcher Haley West and senior catcher Madison Aaron are the key returning veteran players along with infielders Ashley King, Madison Osmanski and Hailey Gunter and outfielders Brooke Fairey and Alex Coggins.
“We have experience and a level of team confidence,” said coach Larry Poole. “I expect the region to be stronger this season. Fairfield Central and North Central have solid teams.”
Pelion opens the season at Swansea’s preseason tournament (March 1-6).