The following is a synopsis of the 2013 Oceanside High School softball team:

Coach/years coached current team: Rusty Worcester, 13th year (11 with Georges Valley).

Last year's record/playoff information: 16-2, first in Eastern Class B. The Mariners defeated No. 8 Gardiner in the quarterfinals before falling to No. 5 Old Town 5-2 in the semifinals. The Mariners also competed in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship game, falling 4-2 to Medomak Valley.

Roster: Seniors Rachel Frye (pitcher), Kennadi Grover (third base, utility), Molly Mellor (shortstop), Hannah Plourde (outfield, infield), Emma Davis (second base) and Zoey Proctor (first base); juniors Brooke Dugan (outfield, infield), Maggie Drinkwater (infield) and Abby Hersom (outfield); sophomores Paige Tyler (pitcher), Alexis Davis (outfield, pitcher) and Caitlin Raye (infield, utility); and freshmen Ari Curtis (catcher), Brianna Dugan (outfield) and Kalyn Grover (outfield).

Outlook: The Mariners again will be one of the top teams in Eastern Class B, despite feeling the void of losing a wealth of talented players to graduation, including Jill Bradbury, Jessie Veilleux, Tamra Wallace, Natalie Russell and Hannah Hersom. Veilleux was a first-team all-conference catcher last season, while Bradbury was second-team all-conference at first base.

However, the Mariners have a wealth of depth in their program and look to plug their gaps accordingly this season.

Curtis will catch for Oceanside this season, while Mellor, who played outfield last season, will move to shortstop in the stead of the departed Russell. Davis also will take over second base duties from Wallace. Other positions on the team are still in flux in the early stages of preseason.

Oceanside should be in every game they play despite its offensive output as they have Frye, the reigning KVAC Class B player of the year, in the pitching circle, along with Grover, another first-team all-conference selection.

Worcester said if everyone stays healthy and adapts well to their new positions, "we could make a run in the playoffs."

"We're going to have a few bumps in the road early because we've got so many new people at different positions and young people coming up replacing people, but I'm expecting us to gradually build our team," he said. "I think we have the capability, as long as we stay healthy, to compete at the end once the playoffs start."

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