Baldwin softball team getting ready for districts

BALDWIN — The Division 4 districts will be coming up late next week for the Baldwin softball team, but coach Bob Hilts is focusing on action the Panthers hopes to get in the next few days.

“We haven’t had a game in a couple of weeks,” Hilts said on Monday. “Definitely we’ll have a game on Thursday (at Bear Lake).”

The weather has played major havoc with the Baldwin schedule.

“It just hadn’t worked out for us,” Hilts said. “Practice schedule has been crappy because we can’t get outdoors like we want a lot. But we’re getting there.”

Hilts has a young team he wants to get outdoors and work with as much as possible.

“We still have 19,” he said, noting that one of his main pitchers, Rachel  Groendyke, decided to leave the team.

Makayla George and Jhersea Lewis remain his main pitchers. Marlena and Marissa Wroblewski have also been pitching.

“We’re doing all right with them,” Hilts said.

The girls districts are May 30 at Walkerville. There might be games early next week but athletic director Shawn Williams said the schedule remains tentative.