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Pitching is the centerpiece of young H-M-S softball team

Defensive alignment depends on who's in the circle

Pitching is a key ingredient to the success of any softball team, and that will definitely be the case for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in 2022.

In addition to the importance of pitching itself, H-M-S's defensive alignment will depend on who is in the circle. As a result, versatility is a must for those who are not pitching.

"Our pitching will be leading the team, with five girls who have worked hard in the offseason," said Hawk coach Stephanie Bronstad.

Three of those five will see varsity pitching time. The most experienced of them is freshman Gracie Knobloch. In her first year in the circle Knobl...

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