Meet your 2018 - 2019 Lady Rattler Softball Team
The Lady Rattlers are back and ready for action, after a tough loss in the Region IX Championship game. Coach Sanders and Coach Cosslett will have 8 Rattlers coming back and a talented Freshman class. The 2018-2019 team will bring experience, energy, strategy, and loads of talent to the field this spring.
2018 - 2019 Season Outlook
The Otero Junior College Softball Team will host their first home game on Nov. 14, 2018, at Tippy Martinez field at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The Rattlers are being led by third-year Head Coach Dwight Sanders. Last year the team’s overall record was 25-23. A total of nine players are returning from last year’s team eight of whom are starters. The team’s league record last year was 14-16.
“Last season was roller coaster ride.” Sanders said. “However that ride provided plenty of experience for the team and myself as a coach. We started all freshman and made it to the Region IX Championship game. I could not have been more proud of our team.”
This season Sanders explained he has several goals for his players. He stated that his number one goal is for each of his players to positively affect each other and work together to become a team. He also hopes to find a four-year school for all of the sophomore players who want to continue their collegiate softball experience.
Sanders has high expectations for the team both on the field and in the classroom. “I expect my players to be champions on and off the field. I also think that with an experienced sophomore class, and a talented freshman class, we have the talent and determination to make a competitive run at the Region IX title this year.”
The first home game will be played on Nov. 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a second game at 12:00 p.m.
2014 Region IX Champions