Softball team relocates games to dome

Jacqueline Bieter, Staff Writer

Due to the unfortunate weather hitting the cities during the spring, the BSM softball team has struggled getting any playtime in for their spring 2012-2013 season. On Tuesday April 23, the BSM varsity softball participated in their first games of the season at the dome in the Vadnais Heights Sports Center. Previous BSM staff member and teacher Mr. St. Martin rented out the dome and invited six conference teams to play two games including Chisago, Spring Lake Park, Fridley, and St. Francis.

The BSM girls’ softball game played their first game against St. Francis High School and lost 5-2. Junior Abbey Miller drove in both runs for BSM with a two run home run. In the second game, BSM won 6-0 against Fridley High School with sophomore Lizzie Huether hitting one home run, and sophomore Maddie Houlihan hit two home runs marking their first win on the season. Junior captain Molly Kopp was happy for the opportunity to get out on the field for the games finally. “It was great a chance for us to get some conference games played since we need to get a good amount in before sections games,” Kopp said.

Since the BSM softball team along with the other teams in their conference haven’t been able to play because the weather conditions, time is limited for them to get in a number of necessary games before sections. “We have 22 days to play 20 games in order for us to be able to participate and be ready for section games,” Kopp said.

Due to the cancellation of many games in the beginning, the games at the dome helped the team with some more chances to play. “Since we missed nine games in the first couple of weeks, I think the games at the dome were very beneficial to finally get the team playing some game,” said Assistant Varsity Coach Rachel Tondryk.

With this time crunch in the season, the softball team is ready to buckle down and complete the required amount of games.