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Putnam plans to continue her softball career at SCC

Swede shortstop Roni Putnam didn’t even know someone special was watching her play softball in Hastings last summer until her dad Rick introduced himself to Pat Lytle in the bleachers.

The Southeast Community College softball coach said Gothenburg has good high school and summer softball programs, turning out the kinds of players that colleges desire.

On Saturday, Lytle added Putnam to his list of recruits as she signed her national letter of intent to play softball for the Storm.

Putnam has played softall in Gothenburg since she was 7 years old, both on summer recreation teams and the traveling Angels teams.

“I love softball,” she said. “I like that it’s all about the team instead of individuals.”

And she likes winning. Over the past four years while Putnam was in high school, the Swede softball team has accumulated a 76-30 record with two trips to the state tournament.

Putnam said she has always played shortstop, with a little right field mixed in.

During her senior year, Putnam set three

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