"Legg is a great outfielder but is transitioning to first base for us this season. We are going with a new approach to some things. Her bat is always hot. She's a slugger."
Winfield doesn't have a lot of upperclassmen on the team, but a couple that do return are junior Ally Funk (.356 batting average) and senior pitcher Taylor Raines (0.79 earned run average).
"Funk is so flexible for us," Montgomery said. "She can play shortstop or outfield, or just about any position. She is so quick. Taylor is our only senior, and brings a lot of leadership and experience to the team. That's key for a pitcher."
Montgomery is also very excited about freshman pitcher Abbie Short, along with fellow freshman Mallory Litton and sophomore Natalie Miskosky.
Riverside - Senior pitcher Sara Winter made the second team All-Kanawha Valley team last season after compiling a 12-6 record with 87 strikeouts, and will be relied upon heavily by Warriors Coach Mike Taylor.
"We feel real good with Sara in the circle every game," Taylor said.
"She had six shutouts last season and doesn't give up a lot of runs. As a coach, you always look forward to that. She has gotten better and better each year, and is getting looks from colleges."
While Riverside returns its top pitcher in Winter, the Warriors also welcome back one of their top hitters in junior infielder Felicia Burton, who was one of the area leaders with eight doubles and 16 stolen bases last season.
Nine of the Warriors 19 players are freshmen, but Taylor, in his fifth year leading the program, believes the incoming group is the best he has had.
Seniors Kaylee Wolfe and Destini Daegert will also be counted on heavily as Riverside will be looking to win its third straight sectional championship.
George Washington - The Patriots should put plenty of runs on the scoreboard this year, as Coach Bill Gerwig's team brings back plenty of offensive firepower.
Junior catcher Bailey Rabel is the team's leading returning hitter back with a .422 batting average to go along with 20 runs batted in and 11 doubles.
Junior outfielder Jessi Thevenin, a second team All-Kanawha Valley selection last year, returns after batting .397. Senior standout athlete Rachel Ward is back as well after a solid year that saw her hit .384. The Patrios shortstop was the All-Kanawha Valley Player of the Year in basketball.
Capital - Coach Morgan Hedrick has the enviable task of trying to replace graduated Sarah Pittman.
Pittman, a catcher, was named to the All-Kanawha Valley second team after hitting .452 last season and six doubles.
Nitro - Coach Joyce Midkiff will be expecting big things out of Katee Jones for the Wildcats.