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Utica’s Carolyn Trout prepares to take off for second base while Liberty Union first baseman McKenzey Shell awaits the play during Wednesday’s game. The Redskins lost, 5-2.
Utica’s Carolyn Trout prepares to take off for second base while Liberty Union first baseman McKenzey Shell awaits the play during Wednesday’s game. The Redskins lost, 5-2. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
April 4, 2013 9:41 am EDT

 

UTICA — Just two games into the 2013 season, new Utica head softball coach Ray Cooksey has been forced to make changes.

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Starting shortstop Hanna Baker is out with an injured leg. As a result, Sheila Sparks made her first start at shortstop on Wednesday. Catcher Carolyn Trout took her spot at second base.

Still, the Redskins rallied against Liberty Union, one of the top Division III teams in Central Ohio, but fell on the short end of a 5-2 final.

“There are some small things we’re not doing,” said Cooksey. “When these kids come in and play a different position, because it’s a necessary thing to do, they get kind of jittery. But we’ll work all those things out.”

Utica, which fought for a huge victory over Watkins Memorial on Monday, never could get its offense going against the Lions. Alyssa Moore, a sophomore who already has a varsity letter under her belt, mixed her pitches and forced the Redskins to try to stay ahead of her.

 

 

 

 

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