Pensacola-area spring sports programs are eager to start their seasons this week, or in the near future.

The FHSAA’s first regular-season playing date for softball was Monday with local standout programs aiming to add to rich history.

West Florida High will be led by Florida State signee Jeya Prasad and will aim to reach the regional finals four the fourth-straight year

West Florida finished last season 24-5 and ranked as the No. 33 team in the state by MaxPreps.

Prasad had a 14-5 record with a stunning 0.82 ERA. She struck out 231 batters while walking just 36 and allowed 72 hits from 552 batters faced.

She also led the team with 20 RBIs at the plate and was third with a .356 batting average.

In her fourth year as a varsity starter, Prasad aims for another standout season and hopes the Jaguars can raise the bar.

“I see us going really far. … We lost five important seniors,” Prasad said. “This team works really hard. I know we can take it all the way. It’s a matter of how bad we want it and how hard we work for it. We have some big players coming back. … I think we will do…