No, it is not. While data provided to the Star-Tribune by MPRB shows softball struggling, these numbers do no include 612's growth. The active sign-ups for 612 would double the amount of fastpitch players. If you include active/eligible players, the number would triple. The lack of quality fields, lack of focus on softball, the pandemic, the elimination of middle school softball have all worked to tamp down softball's numbers. Another fun fact, at the college level softball is the 4th leading most grossing sport, period. So athletes are playing and fans are watching and supporting. This is an opportunity for Minneapolis schools and the Minneapolis Park and Rec Board.