Carl Albert’s 2013 softball season starts at home Thursday afternoon

The 2013 softball season for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at home in a doubleheader against Paris, Texas.“I don’t know if we’re ready to play, but we’re tired of practicing,” said David Holt, CASC’s coach. “I really feel fortunate with these girls. We have eight girls on the roster who have qualified for our scholars program. They’re great kids to work with every day. I’ve been impressed with how hard they’ve worked, and their great attitudes. They’re smart kids. It was really amazing just how good our grade-point average was at the end of the fall semester, so we’re excited that our kids are going to get recognized for that by the NJCAA.”2013 Carl Albert State College Softball ScheduleDate Opponent Site TimeFeb. 7 Paris, DH Here 1 p.m.Feb. 12 Paris, DH There 1 p.m.Feb. 16-17 CASC Festival Here TBAFeb. 19 Independence, Kan., DH There 2 p.m.Feb. 21 Crowder, Mo., DH Here 2 p.m.Feb. 28 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, DH Here 2 p.m.March 2 Western, DH There 2 p.m.March 5 Rose State, DH Midwest City 2 p.m.March 7 NOC-Tonkawa, DH Here 2 p.m.March 9 Arkansas Baptist, DH Here 2 p.m.March 12 Seminole State, DH Shawnee 2 p.m.March 14 Connors State, DH Warner 2 p.m.March 16-17 Carthage (Mo.) Festival There TBAMarch 26 Eastern, DH Here 2 p.m.March 28 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, DH Miami 2 p.m.April 2 Crowder, Mo., DH Neosho, Mo. 2 p.m.April 4 Western, DH Here 2 p.m.April 6 Rose State, DH Here 2 p.m.April 9 NOC-Tonkawa, DH Tonkawa 2 p.m.April 11 Connors State, DH Here 2 p.m.April 18 Seminole State, DH Here 2 p.m.April 20 Eastern, DH Wilburton 2 p.m.April 27 Arkansas Baptist, DH Little Rock 1 p.m.May 3-5 Region II Tournament Oklahoma City TBA.May 15-18 NJCAA World Series St. George, Utah TBA.