After the 2020 season was wiped out due to the coronavirus pandemic the TMP-Marian softball team is eager to return to the diamond this spring.
TMP returns three starters from the 2019 team that finished 13-9 and lost in the sub-state semifinal to Hoisington.
That includes senior Emilee Augustine who was second in hitting as a sophomore with a .443 average. She led the team in extra-base hits (18), doubles (13), homeruns (3) and RBIs (31).
Senior catcher Sophia Coulter was second on the team in extra-base hits (13), doubles (11) and RBIs (30).
Pitcher Kyleigh Allen will also anchor the circle again for TMP.
As a sophomore Allen started 19 of TMP's 22 games and finished with a record of 9-8. She led TMP in nearly every pitching category and finished with 109 strikeouts in 97.2 innings.
This is the first year of a two-year co-op agreement with LaCrosse. There are seven LaCrosse high school athletes who will compete on the TMP softball team this spring.
The Monarchs are scheduled to open their season April 6th at home against Colby.