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Laurenn Johnson returns to key a potent Lakers' offensive attack, after recording a state-high 51 hits in 2011 and All-State honors.

Lakers hoping to build off 16-win season

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After ringing up a surprising 16-5 record for the 2011 season, the Detroit Lakes softball team is looking for even better things in 2012.


Led by a dozen seniors and with the vast majority of their players returning from that 16-win team, expectations are on the rise.

"Our goal is to be playing our best ball at the end of May," said DL head coach Phil Kirchner. "The number one goal for the 12 seniors who are back is to be playing our best in the playoffs.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.