And Chestnut’s performance will be pivotal during that span, but so will her teammates’.
“She’s important, but Kylie Dodson is just as important,” Howard said. “That’s what I’ve explained to Jayden. I think in the past there’s been a lot of pressure — some of it rightfully so because that’s what comes along with being a pitcher, quarterback or whatever it is — but her expectations are no different than our starting third baseman or starting shortstop.”
It’s that belief that has Mustang feeling like this season could be special and result in the school’s first softball title since 1988.
And Chestnut would certainly be a big part of that.
“It was definitely a learning experience (last season) because this year our goal is to win it,” she said. “I think we can; we have a really good team this year.”