Crookston held their first practice of the season in Crookston Sports Center on Monday, March 11. Last season, the Pirates posted a record of 1-16, 0-12 Section 8AA and lost in the first round of the section tournament. Robbe Nessler returns for his second year as the head coach after the team graduated three seniors. Returning stat leaders include Jasmin Hanson who hit .361 last year with an on-base percentage of .489. Behind Hanson, Maddi Salentine (Jr.) carried a .326 batting average in 2017-2018, which ranked third on the team. Hanson also led the team in innings pitched at 35.1.
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