Practices have been going on for some time now, and believe it or not, the 2012 softball season begins in a little more than a week for the Central College Dutch. As previously reported on KNIA/KRLS, Central begins the season with the preseason No. 12 ranking, returning six position starters and two pitchers from last year’s 39-9 club. They also bring back Hall of Fame coach George Wares, who enters his 28th season as the winningest coach in NCAA Division III history, having won 909 games in his illustrious career. The Central College softball team opens the 2012 campaign with 16 games in Arizona for the Tucson Invitational March 9th through the 17th.