The initially higher college softball games commence Wednesday, Michigan climate permitting, with players eyeing a possible tournament run ending in the state finals June 17 at Michigan State University.

Defending state champions are Allen Park (Division 1), Stevensville-Lakeshore (Division two), Millington (Division three) and Unionville-Sebewaing (Division four).

The Michigan Higher College Softball Coaches Association has announced its preseason rankings for 4 divisions.

Division 1

  • Allen Park
  • Macomb Dakota
  • Mattawan
  • South Lyon
  • Hudsonville
  • Farmington Hills Mercy
  • Jenison
  • Grand Blanc
  • Woodhaven
  • Fenton
  • Honorable Mention: Canton, Lake Orion, Rockford, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek, South Lyon East, Walled Lake Northern, Zeeland West.

    Division two

  • Stevensville Lakeshore
  • Gaylord
  • Essexville Garber
  • Escanaba
  • Frankenmuth
  • Unity Christian
  • Milan
  • Chelsea
  • Muskegon Oakridge
  • Trenton
  • Honorable Mention: Large Rapids, Clio, Cheboygan, Coopersville, Edwardsburg, Freeland, Gladwin, Hamilton, New Boston Huron, North Branch, Richmond, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, Wayland.

    Division three

  • Millington
  • Evart
  • Grandville Calvin Christian
  • Algonac
  • Almont
  • Gladstone
  • Watervliet
  • Kingsley
  • TC St. Francis
  • Shepherd
  • Honorable Mention: Buchanan, Cass City, Clare, Clinton, Coloma, Delton Kellogg, Grass Lake, Ithaca, Laingsburg, Negaunee, New Lothrop, Pewamo-Westphalia, Ravenna, Standish-Sterling.

    Division four

  • Unionville-Sebewaing
  • Holton
  • Riverview Gabriel Richard
  • Hillman
  • Rogers City
  • Ishpeming
  • Pickford
  • Decatur
  • River Valley
  • Johannesburg Lewiston
  • Honorable Mention: Athens, Coleman, Inland Lakes, Marion, MP Sacred Heart, Mendon, Portland St. Patrick.

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