The road back to the NCAA Division III Softball World Series will be a long and tough one for the Central softball squad. Fortunately for the Dutch, they don’t have to go that far to begin that trek. They’ll stay right in Pella for the regional for the fourth straight year, and open up play today with North Central. The Dutch have only faced them once, down in Arizona in 2011, in a 9 – 0 victory. Coach George Wares says that North Central is just about a mirror image of his team. With Luther and Washington – St. Louis also in the Central region with the new format, Wares says the best way to predict who will win the region is to just draw a name out of a hat. Trevor Castle has the call for Central live on AM 1320 and FM 95.3 KNIA and streamed live at KNIAKRLS.com. First pitch is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start.