MENTOR–Over 30 girls geared up for the first day of Ohio Varsity Vipers Softball tryouts held at Mentor High School on Thursday.
The Vipers will offer both a 16U and 18U team beginning with a short fall ball season.
Leading the club is Mentor head coach Jo Bondra, who led the Cardinals to the Greater Cleveland Conference championship in her first season at the school. A veteran of the travel circuit, Bondra played both soccer and softball at Mayfield High School. Upon graduation, she played both sports at Bluffton University.
The final day of tryouts will be held at Mentor on Thursday, July 29. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The tryouts will be held from 6:00-8:00.
All fall and summer practice sessions will be held at Mentor. During the winter, the Vipers will focus on hitting at the NEO Sports Plant.