The countdown to the first baseball and softball practices in Iowa are now less than 24 hours away as teams in the Hawkeye state prepare for their abbreviated season, with games starting on June 15th teams are ready to get to work including Central Lee and Holy Trinity Catholic softball.
Both squads are headed into some uncharted territory this season.
For the Hawks Tiffany Woodruff, who has spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach will be taking over the program, the class of 2010 alum isn't the only new coach in the area either.
Loren Menke will be heading up HTC's first varsity softball team since 2012.
As many states around the country are still working out details on if and how to bring sports back, both programs realize the responsibility they hold that could determine what comes next!
Woodruff said, "All eyes are on us. So hopefully we don't mess it up. It's exciting that we're able to do this and I hope that we are all successful and I hope that we can bring back Fall sports and all sports one day."
Menke added, "It's something, we don't want to mess it up.We want to try and do the right thing and we want these kids to be able to participate in sports in the Fall and we're really given this chance and if we mess it up it'll probably ruin it for the next sports season so we're definitely going to be taking it seriously."