Live On WCCO: Tune In 10 A.M. Saturday To Watch Sen. Al Franken Debate Challenger Mike McFadden

High School Sports Rally

ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week: April 25, 2014

View Comments
(credit: CBS) Mike Max
Mike Max returned to WCCO-TV as a sports reporter and anchor in Apr...
Read More

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Sports Slideshows

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Haley Schanks can play first base, but she’s also the ace of the pitching staff.

“Haley is kind of the essence of what he have here,” said Cliff Charpentier, the North St. Paul softball coach.

He describes Schanks as a hard worker and an excellent pitcher.

“She hasn’t allowed a homerun yet this year,” Charpentier said.

And in the batter’s box, that’s like her comfort zone.

“Hitting is my favorite,” Schanks says. “I always just want to go up there and hit the ball as hard as I can.”

Her team has a tradition of winning, because they all grew up together.

“I’ve just been playing softball my whole life,” Schanks said, adding: “I’ve been playing with this same team ever since I was little.”

When she leaves North St. Paul, she’ll be missed. And for all the right reasons.

“[She’s] always smiling,” Charpentier said. “She just brings a very upbeat let’s-win attitude to the team.”

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,916 other followers