Provided Cal-Mum softball coach Dan Dickens (top middle) talks to members of his team during a virtual conference. Dickens says the team will get together a couple times per week until outside practices are allowed.

CALEDONIA — The Caledonia-Mumford softball team hasn’t skipped a beat during the past week since the spread of COVID-19 has cancelled all spring sports until further notice.

Head coach Dan Dickens, who has guided the Lady Raiders to six sectional championships in his tenure, is holding ‘Zoom Cloud Meetings,’ a popular video conferencing application to stay connected to his players.

“We meet for 15 minutes and talk about some drills they could do at home,” Dickens said. “Also, how they could get equipment from school if they wanted. We also talk a little about what the season might look like — just touching base with them and trying to keep their excitement level up for the season.”

Thursday’s meeting had players Grace Walker, Montgomery Kessler, Maddy Devore, Haley Sherwood, Mackenzie Stetzenmeyer, Mary Murphy and Avery DeMarco in attendance.

Dickens says he plans on meeting with his girls a couple of times each week until the season can continue on the field.

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