MARQUETTE — It may not look like it right now but softball season is right around the corner. One team that’s looking to have a lot of fun this upcoming season is the Marquette Redettes.
They took part in the annual Spring Swing tournament at the Superior Dome a few weeks ago, finishing the weekend with a 3–0–1 record. Head coach Paul Seibert says it was a great showing given that the team wasn’t able to practice a lot due to the weather.
“Overall, I was really happy with how our team performed. Obviously, there’s still a ton of stuff to work on. It’s early in the season but I know some of the hitting stuff that we’ve gone over with, filming some swings and talk to the girls about switching and tweaking some things within their swings. We saw some results in the Dome and certainly expect to see more results as the season goes on,” Seibert said.
The Redettes are dealing with a lot of turnover from last year’s squad that lost in the Division 1 regional semi–finals. Six seniors graduated from that team, but their experience with the juniors and underclassmen was important for this year’s team.
“We had a couple of sophomores up last year, too, and they were certainly a couple of our leaders, so them being juniors this year, they’ve got a year or two under their belt. Senior class last year, I can’t say enough about them. They really worked their tails off and showed the younger kids on the team how to play the game and how to enjoy it and how to love it. I’m really looking forward to it and these kids work hard and we’ll see where it gets us,” said Seibert.
If the weather cooperates, the Redettes will play their first game of the season April 23rd at Gladstone.