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Spring preview: North Marion Softball
Coach: Rachel Camp
Last year: 16-12 (6-9 in the Tri-Valley Conference); lost 8-4 to defending state champion Banks in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs
Key players: Kylie Gonzales, Michaela Meeuwsen
Key losses: Katlin Wampole, Chelsea Luna, Loren Hahn
Outlook: Under new coach Rachel Camp, who replaces Neil Forste at the helm, North Marion will attempt to build on a 2013 season in which it averaged a league-best 7.32 runs per game and amassed double-digit runs 12 times.
The team needs to find a replacement for Wampole, who pitched all but a handful of innings last season, but Clackamas Community College signee Kylie Gonzales and fellow first-team all-conference infielder Michaela Meeuwsen return to lead the Huskies.
Season opener: Monday (home) against Scappoose, 5 p.m.