The new softball uniforms for the Owatonna High School girls fast pitch softball team made their debut on the varsity field the same night the team held its final get together and senior recognition. The uniforms never got dirty, though coach Jeremy Moran invited the girls to slide into base once. The girls politely declined.

The team gathered to honor their seven senior players and senior manager recently to salute them and put closure on the lost 2020 spring sports season. "It was a beautiful night. The field looked great and it was good to see our seniors out there on the field in their uniforms for some photos and just a send off for them."

Moran shared some notes about each senior during the AM 1390 KRFO Coaches Show on Saturday, May 16. They are listed here in alphabetical order.

  • Mikayla Dinse - two-year letter winner, infielder, primarily first base, plans to attend South Dakota State University
  • Marissa Gronli - one-year letter winner, primarily an outfielder, but played a variety of positions at other levels including catcher and pitcher, plans to attend Minnesota State University-Mankato
  • Lydia Hoffman - one-year letter winner, infielder, plans to attend St. Benedict's
  • Liv Larson - four-year letter winner, primarily in the outfield last season, had been a pitcher in previous seasons, plans to attend University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bri Levisay - one-year letter winner, outfielder, plans to attend UW-River Falls
  • Kaitlyn Madole - three-year letter winner, infielder, primarily third base and also one of the primary pitchers last season, plans to attend UW-Eau Claire and play softball
  • Maribel Maya - student manager
  • Anna Vetsch - three-year letter winner, infielder, primarily second base, plans to attend Bethel University

Moran said, "It's a great group, very successful in all that they do. You look at how they are in the classroom. Six of the seven players were on the All-State Academic Team...Great group to be around off the field too...My first year they were in seventh grader, when I started as a JV coach. This was the first group I watched grow through the whole program." He said many of the players are involved in other extra curricular activities as well.


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