In addition to on-field production, Garber said he expects Marshall to fill the leadership roles vacated by his departed seniors.
"(Marshall's) just like an assistant coach and that's what I try to get from all of my players," he said. "Last year, this time, it was Mariah and Ali that you heard talking to these new ones and showing 'Hey, you got to get in front of the ball here.' Madi Marshall is definitely an important piece on our team and she's going to be a fine leader."
Beyond Marshall, Garber said sophomore Katie Holstein, who started the last third of the season in centerfield, figures as a promising young arm.
"If she keeps working, she's going to be a pretty good pitcher," Garber said. "I've been working with her even since she was little and she has the ability to be a real nice pitcher. Of course, we know Madi will be on the mound a lot, and you got (Holstein) pitching. Katie can move in here or play outfield. She's done a great job there in centerfield."
Garber added Holstein pitched well in junior varsity games against other top programs, including Cabell Midland.
Senior Whitney Jones, a returning starter in left field, could log some innings in the circle, too, Garber said.
With Marshall pitching, sophomore Madi Chandler should slide from second base to shortstop. As a freshman, Chandler recorded a .984 fielding percentage en route to earning a spot on the Daily Mail's Kanawha Valley All-Rookie Team.
Another potential infield change includes senior Alyssa Bonham, last season's starting third baseman, who will be the top pick to slide into Caudill's vacated position behind the plate. Bonham stole 19 bases during the 2013 season and took catching reps at practice and in junior varsity games.
Because of the amount of potential position changes, Garber said he's trying to focus on instruction rather than scheduling games this summer.
"A couple years ago, I had everybody coming back and we played 18 games in three weeks," he said. "This year, I thought with the position changes - we only lose two players - we're going to have to move several people, so we thought it best to work this way, get them used to their new positions and take a look at them, try to coach them up on those positions."
Without its trusty battery, SA will continue to march. This summer, the Red Dragons will look for their new spark.
"We lost two really good players, two really good seniors, but I don't think anybody could complain coming back from going 28-5 and only losing two players," Garber said.