Locally, Coginchaug and Hale-Ray look poised to make big runs in the Shoreline and state tournaments. Mercy also has a good chance at defending its SCC title, and there's all sorts of local talent (like Hale-Ray's Katelyn Nichisti, pictured) to keep an eye on this year.
Here's your ultimate primer on this year's softball season, including area capsules, the first New Haven Register poll and all kinds of softball bits:
- Hale-Ray has plans to 'Protect the Ship,' defend Class S title
- Area capsules, broken down by team
- Area players to watch
- TOP 10 SOFTBALL POLL: Hale-Ray 9th, Mercy and Coginchaug receive votes
- CITY TEAMS: Mercy has all the makings, Middletown hopes for state tourney
- Around the state, top games to watch this season