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WVC softball: Knights’ pitching, defense stellar in sweep of Yaks

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WENATCHEE — When Haley Hess was 14 years old, she played shortstop for a traveling softball team, but when she began to play for the River View (Finley) high school team four years ago, the Panthers didn’t have a lot of pitching depth, so Hess was used exclusively in the circle during her prep years. Nevertheless, Wenatchee Valley College coach Shelly Pflugrath knew that Hess had what it took to make the transition back to the middle of the infield at the college level. Sure enough, Hess has developed into one of the Knights’ better defensive players.

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