CAL sisters meet up on softball diamond

Sisters Kaitlyn Muhlenbruch (left) and Mikyla Hefti stand along the third base dugout between innings of Thursday's Iowa Star Conference softball game. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

CAL second baseman Clarissa Gomez, right, tags out Tripoli's Peyton Benson and then threw to first to complete a double play in the fourth inning of Thursday's Iowa Star Conference game at Latimer. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)


LATIMER – Even before the Thursday, June 26 meeting on the softball diamond between coaches Mikyla (Muhlenbruch) Hefti and Kaitlyn Muhlenbruch the argument began over taking infield.

Hefti, the CAL coach, and Tripoli coach Muhlenbruch, her little sister, were facing each other for the second time this season, this time where the two played together at one time for the Cadets.

“It’s not bad,” Hefti said of coaching against her sister. “It’s not something you want to do every day. Once in a while, it’s OK, but you feel bad when the other one comes away with a win. Especially her being a little sister, in life I’ve always protected her, and it’s hard. You come and have got to put family aside and you’ve still got to do what’s best for your team, go out every night and expect to win.”

More on this story will be found in the July 2 print edition of the Hampton Chronicle.