VYPE 2022 Softball Preview: No. 4 Liberty Panthers

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Welcome to the 2022 softball season.

The season got started this week with non-district games beginning across the city. VYPE has previewed 22 public school teams in the city.

Check out the season preview for the No. 4 Liberty Panthers

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It was another year of the Panther in 2021 as Liberty won the program’s second state championship in just four seasons.

Under veteran coach Karen Slack, Liberty went 33-7 overall and won the Class 4A State Championship. The Panthers return nine starters this season, including Defensive Player of the Year Hollie Thomas.

Sam Houston-commit Kylie Bishop was a first-team, all-district pick last year. Kamdyn Chandler, Reese Evans and Bailee Slack were all named to the State all-tournament team as well.

Maci Beam, who is signed to San Jacinto College, is another name to remember after a first-team, all-district season. Other names to remember include Alex Wiley and Kendall Daniel.

Keys to success will be “offensive consistency, hard-nose pitching and a stingy defense” for the Panthers according to Slack.