Aragon High grad Justine Roscoe and Notre Dame of Belmont grad Jiana Bowie could make a big difference for the Menlo College softball this season.
The two pitchers join an influx of new players that first-year coach Michel Vlahos hopes brings the Lady Oaks a little more success than last season’s 10-31 (2-13 in the Cal Pac Conference) record.
Bowie is listed as a redshirt sophomore while Roscoe returns to the area after spending two years with NAIA school Saint Gregory’s University in Oklahoma.
Roscoe finished 9-2 for the Cavaliers, who qualified for the NAIA national tournament last year.
Returning players Nicole Larson and Ululani Reyes were named first team All-Cal Pac last year while returnee Emmeline Wang was named to the second team.
Larson and Reyes each started all 41 games. Larson led the Lady Oaks in batting average with a .333 and Reyes led the team in runs scored with 27. Wang ended the season with the team's second highest batting average at .321.
The 2013 season will get underway Friday as Menlo hosts a doubleheader against Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho). First pitch is set for 9:30am.
A live web stream of both games, as well as all home games, will be available through menloathletics.com by clicking the live webstreaming link on the homepage.