Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s softball program will have very few players return from a team that had an 11-17 record last season and a 5-5 finish in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference.
Coon Rapids stood on the softball diamond at Rice Creek Park Thursday afternoon with red Section 7AAA second-place medals as top-seed Maple Grove won the championship game 5-1.
Just as slowly as the softball season began because of the weather, section tournament time is on us with teams either surviving another round or ending what’s been a wacky spring on the diamond.
Legacy Christian Academy senior Renee Scheil was looking forward to her final softball season, anchoring the infield at shortstop. That quickly came to an end on a stolen-base attempt in the top of the first inning of the first game of the season. A perfect throw from senior catcher Kate McLaughlin put the ball in front of the Heritage Christian Academy base runner whose cleat caught Scheil’s glove and broke her wrist inside the glove.