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Thang Nguyen

Thang Nguyen

Head Coach

Phone: 507-398-3408 (cell)

Don Jochum

Don Jochum

JV-Squad Head Coach

Phone: 507-951-1631 (cell)

Brendan Adams

Brendan Adams

Varsity Asst Coach

Phone: 507-291-0224 (cell)

Lizzy Hazard

Lizzy Hazard

9th Grade Coach

Phone: 507-272-6851

Mike Breitbach

Mike Breitbach

Volunteer Asst Coach

Phone: 507-358-7115 (cell)

Dave Campion

Dave Campion

Volunteer Coach

Wecome Back!! The new school year has started and we are sure everyone is thrilled to be back.  Stay tuned to our Facebook Group for information on opportunities this fall to hit and our practice.

Fall Field Cleanup: we will schedule a weekend to "winterize" our varsity softball field, which includes cleaning up the storage sheds, taking down the batting cage netting, organizing equipment and some yard work  Stay tuned and help out if you are able -- most likely end of Sept or early Oct.

Dome Ball League: we are still waiting to hear on plans for Dome Ball league from the league organizers.  At this point we don't have any details to share.  JM will have a team organized by a few parents and the team formation will start with returning JM Varsity team members from last year.  Once info is available we will post on the website.

Concession Stand Fundraiser: the JM Softball program will be doing concessions on Tues Dec 6th during a girls basketball game & swim/dive meet.  More details to follow but please volunteer and help out if you can.

Season Wrap: Thank you to all of JM Fastpitch Family for a great season.  Our players, parents, siblings and friends are what make all the hard work worthwhile.

We named the following winners of our JM Fastpitch team awards -- voted on by team mates and coaches.  Congrats to all!

-  Miss JM Softball MVP: Abby Miles
-  Miss JM Softball Rookie of the Year: Sam Guetter
-  Miss Will to Win Athlete: Melanie Sadecki
-  Miss Hustle: Grace Freed
-  Miss Team Player: Maggie Yadlosky
-  Miss Winning Attitude: Melanie Sadecki
-  Miss Golden Glove: Gina Pula
-  Miss Golden Arm: Olivia Evans
-  Miss Speedy Gonzalez: Mikayla Gee
-  Miss Most Improved: Megan Jensen

Other Awards presented last night, in addition to our letter winners, were the following.

-  Coaches Association Team Academic Award: Gold
-  Coaches Association All State Academic: Melanie, Maggie, Grace, Gina
-  Big Nine All Academic Award: Melanie, Maggie, Grace, Gina
-  MSHSL All Star AAAA Team Selection: Sam Guetter
-  All Section 1AAAA Team Selection: Abby Miles, Gina Pula
-  Big Nine All Conference Team Selection: Sam, Grace, Abby
-  Big Nine All Conference Honorable Mention: Mikayla, Gina, Olivia

Finally, we announced new captains for the 2020 season.  All of these girls earned this selection by the coaching staff and we look forward to their leadership over the next year:
  - Gabby Dokken
  - Olivia Evans
  - Megan Jensen
  - Ashley Koehler
  - Mya Tines

Varsity Game Scorecasts

Use the link below to see the iScore game information, replay, etc from all JM Softball varsity contests.  Generally the scorecast will only be available after the game has completed versus live scoring due to lack of internet connection from the venues.  But if we have a live connection you will be able to see live game scoring.

http://iscorecast.com/?c=whzzc4cxc4


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 Recent Results 2019 Big Nine Conf Overall
Tue May 28th Mankato West 11-0 22-1
  Northfield 2 vs Winona 0 Faribault 10-1 20-3
  Kasson 12 vs Red Wing 2 Northfield 9-2 17-3
  Farmington 2 vs New Prague 1  (8 inn) John Marshall 7-4 16-7
  Lourdes 4 vs Cotter 1 Winona 7-4 16-6
  Zumbrota 1 vs Chatfield 5 1 Mankato East 7-4 14-9
  Faribault 0 vs New Ulm 7 Red Wing 4-7 11-12
  Winona 2 vs Kasson 0 Mayo 4-7 8-14
  Lakeville N. 5 vs New Prague 6  (9 inn) Owatonna 4-7 7-16
  Cotter 2 vs Chatfield 0 Austin 2-9 4-17
   Century 1-10 2-20
   Albert Lea 0-11 1-18

Motivate Yourself To Be Your Best

What are you going to do with your chance: https://youtu.be/IN-uQLCv2dw

One day you won't ... so give it all today: https://youtu.be/FNBJ6Ink9KE

Believe in yourself.  Focus on yourself.  Motivate yourself.  https://youtu.be/Bum4sd9drJs

Anatomy Of A Teammate

What kind of teammate are you... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_iM05vVP84

"I'm looking for players who make their teammates better. You do that with enthusiasm and passion ..."  Mike Kryzewski

Anatomy Of Romero's Swing

Take a look at this great breakdown of one of the best hitters in softball - Sierra Romero from the University of Michigan.  A nice image of what she focuses on and feels on each swing, a video showing those points in motion.  She also discusses her mentality to her at bats.

Defying Doubt

Determination, hard work, belief in yourself can overcome doubts that others may see in you...  https://youtu.be/CdDsg69weRo