Still, the Lady Pats have already seen Parkview this year. Despite losing 5-2 in that game, NV head coach Richard Prejean said the experience should help his squad.
“Any time you play somebody, it’s beneficial to you as far as knowing their style of ball and what the hitters do,” he said. “Seeing as we lost, I guess we’ve got a little revenge factor going.”
Even with the knowledge of Parkview, Prejean said his team’s chore is not really easier.
“They’ve got a really good pitcher. I think she struck out 12 the last time we played,” he said. “We didn’t get to her till late... They’re solid defensively and hit the ball well 1-9... Plus, it’s Parkview; they’ve got experience in the tournament.”
Prejean said the Lady Pats have been practicing hard and putting things together this week. The only concern he has is a repeat of a nervous inning NV had hosting Crowley in round one.
“They’ve been very relaxed,” he said. “We haven’t really talked about Sulphur very much. I know it’s going to be exciting for them. But, we trying to keep it low key and keep everything kind of normal.”