The Loyola Ramblers softball team opens their season on February 10, with the home opener March 25. I will be there cheering and covering the 2023 Ramblers.
Outfielder Teagan Sopczak enters her junior season. Last season, she started 44 games, while appearing in 46. She struggled a bit with batting average (.188), but I look for her to have a breakout season. She had a nine game hitting streak last season, among her highlights. The ability is there an this season I see it coming together better for her.
The Ramblers play their games at Loyola Softball Park on the north side of Chicago. There is usually an SRO crowd, although the stands don't hold as many fans as other fields. It is a very loud and supportive crowd, even in some of the frigid temperatures of March. It is always a fun time.