Sorenson back for third
Re-appointed head coach Mark Sorenson believes the seventime world champions Black Sox could be set for ‘‘another decade of dominance’’.
Sorenson – who guided the Black Sox to the world title in Canada in July – has been reappointed through to the end of the 2019 world championships in Prague.
‘‘I think there’s an opportunity, if we get these next couple of years right, to set the Black Sox up for another decade of dominance in world softball, like we had from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s.
‘‘We’ve got so much talent coming through and we’ve got a great nucleus already. It’s a strong team which now has the experience of climbing the mountain.’’
Sorenson expects most of the 2017 squad to be available for Prague, although batting great Brad Rona and veteran pitcher Karl Gollan have retired.
At the 2017 World Baseball Softball Confederation awards, Sorenson was voted coach of the year and Black Sox captain Nathan Nukunuku international athlete of the year.