Posted at: 06/05/2013 10:58 PM
ABC 6 NEWS) -- If you were to tell most high school coaches that they only had three seniors, they would probably tell you that a losing season was in store.
Not so, for the Blooming Prairie softball team.
"Us three seniors, I think we've all helped lead the way," senior shortstop Jenna Krell said.
There's ace pitcher Shelby Swenson, catcher Sam Ivers, and shortstop Jenna Krell.
"Jenna has really grown up. Ultimately, I knew as I was moving her around her sophomore year that she would be our shortstop," Blooming Prairie coach Ali Mach said.
Krell took over before her junior season, and hasn't looked back.
"It's never dull. I'm always moving on every play, so that really helps. I like it a lot," Krell said.
You can check out her sparkling defense, or the fact that she's hit .387 this year, but ask Mach about Krell, and she's sure to mention that senior leadership.
"Jenna wants to win more than anyone else, and she definitely puts the time in on the field and off the field," Mach said. "She's really good at leading these young kids, and relating to them, and bringing them along, as well."
All that's left is to help those young teammates capture a state title.
"Since we've gotten a taste of it, we want it even more," Krell said. "So to get back to that championship game would be awesome."
Just don't tell her coach that this week is her high school finale.
"It's going to be tough replacing these three girls, but they've definitely left their mark," Mach said.