St. Louis Park has gotten off to an impressive softball start under the leadership of first-year head coach Bobby Crompton.
Crompton was hired for his new position after the resignation of longtime Oriole head coach Al Wachutka, who was also a member of Park’s baseball coaching staff for years before taking over school’s softball job.
St. Louis Park has compiled a 3-1 record. The Orioles opened their season April 11 with a 9-2 victory over Blake at Aquila Park.
St. Louis Park followed with a 4-3 triumph over Bloomington Kennedy at Kelly Field. The Orioles were defeated 10-0 by defending Metro West Conference champion Bloomington Jefferson April 14 at Dred Scott.
St. Louis Park bounced back from that loss and earned a 7-0 win over Princeton April 16. Attempts to obtain highlights from the Orioles’ first four games were unsuccessful.
St. Louis Park’s varsity roster includes senior catcher She Swanson and infielders Savannah Romero (ninth-grader), Ellen Hynes (junior), Mackenzie Evenson (senior) and Maddie McIntosh (ninth-grader).
Oriole outfielders are sophomore Megan Perkins, junior Anya Lindell-Paulson and sophomore Madison Cascio.
St. Louis Park pitchers are sophomore Anabelle Schutte and ninth-grader Madelyn Schmitz.
St. Louis Park will host Metro West rival Chaska at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Aquila Park. The Orioles travel to Chanhassen for another 4:30 p.m. conference challenge Tuesday, April 26.
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