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Minnesota Sting Fastpitch Program

2018-19 Team Tryouts

Tryouts will be held for 14U-18U teams starting on Monday, August 6th and Wednesday August 8th, check in and warm ups at 5:30pm.  Field location in Lakeville to be determined.

Players are only required to come to one night of tryouts, but are welcome to be at both.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Register now at the link below!

Congratulations Coach Makela on your 700th Career Win!

Congratulations Coach Makela on your 700th Career Win!

Coaches Announced for the 2018-19 Season!

Steve Snedeker 14U Gold Coach- Co-founder of the MN Sting, coached with the Sting for 10 years and brought a team to nationals every year, coached at Bethany Academy for 6 years (5 years as the head varsity coach), Lakeville North, and is currently on the coachin staff at Roseville High School.  He has been  coaching fast pitch softball for over 18 years.

Bob Makela-16 Gold Coach-

We are excited to announce Bob Makela as our 2018-19 16u Gold Coach!!  One of the Co-founders of the Sting. He has 8 state titles, 12 state championship appearances, 1 Midwest National Championship,  over 700 wins as a head coach, finished 2nd at 18U A “AFA” nationals with a 16u team, played fast pitch for 12 years with a .400 average and 2 world tournaments. Our last 18U team under his guidance had been nationally ranked by Flo Softball multiple years with all players being recruited at the DI and DII level.  Not only does he get players recruited but is considered one of the best trainers/game coaches in MN.  Some parents/players say they learn more in 1 week with Bob than they had learned in a lifetime with past coaches. 

Kayla Hatting, 18U Gold - The Minnesota Sting continues to strengthen its coaching staff and we are excited to have Kayla back coaching the 18U team.  

Prior to joint St. Olaf Kayla was an Asst Coach at Augustana University.  She was also a 4 year player at Luther College in Deborah, Iowa where they won 4 straight Regional Championships and made 4 straight appearances at the National Tournament and she was a four-time NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete.

Kayla loves the college recruiting process and will bring great experience in helping all of our players with their recruiting journey.  



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Manno named 2017 Ms. Softball finalist!

Congratulations to Taylor who was selected as one of seven players named to the Ms. Softball finalist list for 2017!  Good luck Taylor!!

2018 MN State Softball Tournament Appearances

Congratulations to our Sting Players that made an appearance in the 2018 State HS Softball Tournament

18U Gold

Bri Daeschel

Lexi Smith

Paige Anderson

16U Gold

Mackenzie Brey

Evette Morgan

14U Gold

Brynn Hostettler


Congratulations to our Sting Alumni that played in the 2018 NCAA DI Super Regionals

U of MN-

Erika Rozell

Anne Miller


Julia Luciano

Monmouth University-

Katie Harrington


Steve Snedeker

Director- MN Sting Organization

Phone: 952-292-5457

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