Coleman Rises to the Top in Division 4
COLEMAN – Behind a stout batting order and a dominant pitching staff, the Coleman softball program has risen quickly to the top of Division 4.
A year after reaching the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2006, the Comets find themselves as the top-ranked program in Division 4, sporting an unblemished 28-0 record.
With a doubleheader sweep of Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart on Tuesday, the Comets also secured back-to-back Mid-State Activities Conference championships, doing so in undefeated fashion for the second consecutive year.
“We look at goals now, and that was one of the first goals, was to not only win the conference but go undefeated in the conference,” coach Chad Klopf said. “To do it for two years in a row now, and for these seniors, it’s a great accomplishment. We’ve got some younger girls that it’s their first time winning a conference title. It’s something they can carry with them when it’s their turn to lead, too.”
Aside from the undefeated mark, Coleman has put up some staggering numbers at the plate and in the circle.
The Comets are outscoring opponents by an average of 12 runs (381-31) per game and have tossed 16 shutouts, allowing only four runs in league play.
Coleman also registered its first pair of signature wins earlier in the week over Division 1 fifth-ranked Midland.
“We were all really excited, because we haven’t been playing a whole lot of competition, and then when we played Midland High, it really brought our confidence up knowing that we can still beat a tough team,” senior Cassidy Tucker said.
Coleman returns to the diamond Saturday at a Pinconning tournament.