Softball off to record-breaking start


North Central women’s softball team is defying the odds

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North Central’s softball team kicks off their season with Spring Break training in Florida. Photo provided by Nora Sullivan.

The North Central women’s softball season is off to a record-breaking start. The team played six games in Minnesota and eight games in Florida over spring break. The Rams won two games in Florida, ending their losing streak from the 2017 softball season.  

Out of the six games that they have played in Minnesota, the team has won two.  

“We are working on many new plays in practices to help get us ready for different situations that we may face in upcoming games,” Brooke Rayfield, a sophomore right-fielder, said. “Those little things help so much, even if they seem unimportant, and they give us more confidence when we are on the field.” 

The Rams run-ruled Maranatha Baptist to win 12-1 for their second victory of the Dome Tournament, a first in the last four years.  

“For the rest of the season, I see us getting better and better. We have already come a long way since the start of the season and it will only get better from here,” Rayfield said.  

Rayfield said the North Central women’s softball team has a positive outlook on their future games, and they look forward to making and breaking more records and goals this season. 

“My hope for the season is that our team will lay the foundation for continued success in the coming years,” Allison Meadows, the women’s softball coach, said. “I have four seniors who have put literally blood, sweat and tears into the past three years. I want them to be able to enjoy and truly compete their senior season, while building a foundation for our incoming students to be the most competitive team we have had yet.”  

The Rams will have the first home game of the season Friday, March 30 at 3p.m. against Maranatha Baptist College. 

“I love watching women come together and help each other grow in every aspect of life.  I love being able to truly help my student athletes grow closer to the Lord as they strive to achieve their best, athletically.” Coach Meadows said.  

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