Big Lake girls head softball coach, Kim Bowen, secured her 400th win as the Hornets knocked off Sauk Rapids-Rice last Friday, 8-3.
This, coming off a doubleheader sweep of North Branch on May 12, 2-1 and 1-0.
With the win, Big Lake improved to 10-4 overall and 9-4 in the conference, good enough for secon dplace behind Chisago Lakes at 11-1 (14-2 overall).
“This isn’t my accomplishment,” Bowen said. “It belongs to all of the girls that did the work to earn those wins. I have had the great privilege to work with so many great young ladies that have all contributed to this milestone. A big shout-out has to go to all of the assistant coaches, youth coaches, and board members that have helped to build and maintain a strong program throughout the years.”
Bowen ranks in the top 30 of all Minnesota high school softball coaches with her 400 wins. Mary Holmberg of Morris Area Chokio Alberta has the most softball wins for female coaches with 606 (as of beginning of 2022 season). The coach with the most wins in history of MSHSL softball is Bob Mertz of New Ulm Cathedral with 802 (Mertz retired in 2018).
The Hornets have three regular season games left on the schedule, the first is a game May 17 at home against Cambridge-Isanti, The second is a road game at Buffalo May 20 and the third is another road game at Zimmerman.