2012- Renegade 97 Team Placed 4th out of (114) Teams in the ASA National Championships Held in Sioux Falls, SD
2013- Renegade 98 Placed 9th out of 124 Teams in the ASA National Held In Normal, IL
2013- Renegade 99 Finished 9th out of 53 Teams. In the Best of the Best at PGF Nationals in Huntington Beach, CA
Softball’s Kim Lidstone burst on to the scene last spring, leading the Blazers at the plate all season, eventually finishing with a .428 batting average. Her season-long highlight reel was her 31-game hitting streak that ran nearly the entire season and finished as the fourth longest streak in NCAA DIII history. At the end of the season, she was honored as the MIAC Rookie of the Year.
Kim played with the Renegades '96 for three years as a shortstop and centerfielder. Congratulations to Kim for her award!
The Minnesota Renegades are happy to announce Gabby Sprang of the Renegades '98 team has given her verbal to the University of Tennessee Volunteers.
The Lady Vols, coached by Karen and Ralph Weekly compiled a 52-12 record last season and were national runner-up in the Women's College World Series. The Weekly's have compiled a 618-188-2 record while in Knoxville with appearances in six of the last nine years. Under the Weekly's the their team has had at least one NFCA All-American with multiple All-Americans in seven of those years.
The Minnesota Renegades are pleased to announce Taylor Chell has given her verbal to the University of Minnesota. Taylor is a member of the Minnesota Renegades '97 and is the second Renegade to verbal Division I this week and will now join Kylie Stober and Nikki Anderson, current and former Renegades players, as Gopher players.
The Gophers, coached by Jessica Allister, finished in third place (36-19) in the Big Ten this past season and made it to their first NCAA Regional berth since 2003. Coach Allister has turned the softball program around after it had been hit by hard times prior to her arrival as the Gophers have posted three consecutive 30 plus win seasons the past three years.
Hats off Taylor!!
Shannon Peterson, a 2015 catcher playing for Renegades ’97, recently made a verbal commitment to play at Augustana College. Thrilled with her opportunity, Shannon chirps, “I am really excited and honored to play D2 softball in college and to work with Coach Melsted and Coach Mook. I am also excited to have a great college experience in a great town and at a great college doing what I love to do, which is play softball, and get a fantastic education”. A polished receiver, Shannon hopes to make a difference in Sioux Falls. Nat Wagner, her longtime catching coach, says of Shannon,“ Auggie is getting a superb defensive catcher and an even better person - a ballplayer who simply exudes character. She will make her pitchers immediately better. Kids just love throwing to her – for her ability to get corner strikes, for her ability to block, and for her constantly positive effervescence back there. Shannon is a beloved teammate and a real sparkplug”. A line drive hitter, Peterson also brings to the offense a quick, compact swing and she promises to thrive under the tutelage of Coach Melsted and the Augustana staff. In Sioux Falls, Shannon will also reunite with Renegades 13u coach Mike Mook, an Augustana assistant, who has had a profound impact on her career. Shannon says of Coach Mook, “Mike made me the player that I am today, who made me compete and play hard no matter what. He helped me improve in all aspects of the sport and just become a better athlete. He also made me a team player and one to put the team first. He helped me love the sport of softball in every way”. Peterson’s infectious love of the game promises to translate into a great career in the Northern Sun.
Congratulations to the 2000 Team on winning the 2014 14U ASA Heartland Showcase Oct 5-6 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Congratulations to the 1998 Team on winning the 2014 16U ASA Heartland Showcase Oct 5-6 in Des Moines, Iowa.
A premiere metro area based club team, the Minnesota Renegades strive to develop confident, athletic ball players who cohere and commit to teams poised to compete at the highest level nationally. We ground this success in close, attentive individual instruction combined with regular, rigorous team practices year round. We love the work and prepare with passion!
While we train hard to develop skills, as we offer the potential for year-round training, we also hope to instill a sense of service in our athletes. Renegades players assist with younger athletes in clinics throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Respectful and appreciative of the game, our players look to share their passion with younger players and give back to their local communities and to the game as a whole.
In four seasons, the Renegades have garnered continued recognition as one of the top club programs in the state, winning or placing highly in tournaments including some of the toughest competition in the nation.
Kylie Stober (Lakeville High School) signs Letter of Intent to attend University of Minnesota
Becky Smith (Orono High School) Commits to University of Minnesota Duluth
Hannah Bergh (Orono High School) Commits to University of North Dakota
Mckenzie Hanegraaf (Eastview High School) Commits to University of North Dakota
Mackenzie Thielen (Prior Lake High School) Commits to Northern State University
Shannon Petersen (Edina High School) Commits to Augustana College