Bayside Chatter: April 19
By: Steve Gow for the Lake County News-Chronicle, Lake County News Chronicle
Softball and baseball seasons now reduced to one month
Mother Nature is still refusing permission for the spring sports season to begin play outdoors. With more snow and rain expected, it looks unlikely that anything will happen outdoors this week. The Mariner baseball team, however, has a doubleheader scheduled for today at the Metrodome. There they will play both Esko and Floodwood. All three teams will likely be playing their first games of the season without the benefit of any outdoor work.
With games quickly backing up, it gives softball teams one month to get their 20 games played before the playoffs. For baseball teams the time frame is 5 weeks. However, the Minnesota State High School League has advised teams that they can keep playing games through the state tournament, even if they have been eliminated.
Leigh Lampton and Marina Carter are both members of the Hibbing Community College softball team.
Drew LeBlanc was named the winner of the 2013 Hobey Baker award and shortly after that he signed to play with the Chicago Black Hawks.
Yale, the No.15 seed out of 16 teams, defeated Quinnipiac 4-0 to win the NCAA Division I men’s’ hockey championship. If Michigan had won the Central Collegiate Hockey Association championship game, Yale would not have been in the tournament. Yale, which began hockey in 1895, is the oldest hockey program in the nation. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in 1985, was the last Eastern College Athletic Conference team to finish at number one.
Odds & ends
Brooke McMillen of the Mariners made the District 11/12 roster of 30 for the Select 15s in hockey.
A reminder that the final registration day for the 2013 Silver Bay Blue Line Club summer hockey school is May 1.