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January 23, 2013

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Mature Lady Rams softball team ready for long run in 2013 season

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For instance, Tarver explained, when Hope Patterson is in the circle Keeton will play first base and Stephens will be at third. Hope Patterson will play third base when not pitching.

The Lady Rams have already suffered a season-ending injury set back as junior third baseman Trella Waight had elbow

surgery and is out for the year. She will still be on the roster and help the team in any way possible, according to Tarver.

Junior utility player Anjelica Trevino will replace Waight and will be used in the infield.

Even after losing the district’s Most Valuable Player in 2011 in Marr, Tarver feels he will not be hurt in the circle.

“We have a great situation with our three pitchers” Tarver said. “Hope is our power pitcher, Allie has great control, and Kelsey is a lot like Krysten was – throwing with decent speed but with good ball movement.

“As long as Kelsey hits her spots we will keep her (in the rotation).”

The Lady Rams will also return plenty of offense, with Allen, who hit over .650 last year, leading off, with Ortiz and Reagan Patterson to hit in front of Hope Patterson is one of the most dangerous long-ball threats in the state, no matter which classification.

“Bethany has the ‘it’ factor,” Tarver explained. “Some people just have that greatness that you can’t put into words. Bethany just has it. She is patience and disciplined at the plate, she has power and can hit for a high average, and she has speed.

“The best part about BB is that she has that competitive nature that tells herself no matter how good she does, it is just not good enough and can be better. If she goes four-for-five at the plate she is mad that she didn’t get a hit in every at bat.

“When she leads off with a hit the next batter always seem to respond, and the excitement level in the dugout is elevated.

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