REDDING — The last time the Masuk softball team took the field, it earned home the Class LL state championship and was ranked the top team in the state.
Nearly two years later Masuk remains at the top of the rankings, but with fresh faces to carry the weight of the expectations.
“This year really is so different, we only have two returning starters,” Masuk coach Leigh Barone said. “I am sure other teams are in the same boat, but there just isn’t that much knowledge about who lost who and which players are starting. It may take a while to figure everything out.”
No. 1 Masuk opened its season at Joel Barlow with a 14-1 mercy-rule victory in five innings on Saturday.