Softball preview: Barnum brings talent, but starters will need to adapt

The Bombers' first game is April 8.

Barnum junior Lacie O'Leary makes a throw during one of the Bombers' first practices of 2021. (Jamey Malcomb /

Head coach: Dustin Collelo

Assistant coaches: Courtney Oetterer, Christy Jones, Randy Siltanen

Returning starters: Jess Stevens, Mendota Castonguay, KayeLea Poirier, Katelyn Buell, Madisen Warnygora, Lacey O'Leary

New faces: Lenorah Korpela, Jacinda Wright, Dana Buell, Gracie Schatz, Kelly Crump, Madison Goodwin

First game: April 8 at home vs. McGregor


Team strengths: The Bombers have depth, experience and solid pitching, according to coach Dustin Collelo.

Biggest challenge: Barnum will have a few starters learning new positions in 2021, Collelo said.

Coach's assessment

"Our team is mixing a lot of youth with experienced players," Collelo said. "If we can get everyone up to speed, we expect to challenge for a section crown in an always-tough Section 7A."

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