Central Lakes College softball opens March 23 with a 12-player roster at the Irish Dome vs. Hibbing, Itasca, and Mesabi starting at 7:15 a.m., followed by a March 24 outing at the Husky Dome vs. St. Cloud Technical and Community College, an 8 a.m. start. The first home double header will be at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 3 vs. Itasca, followed by 3 p.m. home stands April 5 vs. Northland and April 9 vs. Hibbing. Coach Medeck has 3 sophomores to lead the team — Rebecca Anderson of Cherry, Samantha Harting of Pillager, and Heather Hejhal of Verndale. Freshmen are Haley Hornick, New Ulm; Samantha Heagerty, LaPorte; Jenni Smolke, Carlie Sweet, and Alanna Hansen, Brainerd; Lena Montano, Aitkin; Desirae Guscete, Belle Plaine; and Kaylie Hanson and Nicole Marcy, Pillager. Ali LeBlanc is assistant coach.