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March 28, 2013

Defense, hitting strengths for Wildcats

The girls have not played a game yet, but the Milford softball team already has a lot going for itself.

With a group of talented players to work with, coach Jim Weir said he is excited for the season.

Defense will be a team strength, Weir said.

“We should be strong in the infield,” he said, mentioning freshman shortstop Addy Lawson as a key to the team’s success. “We like to think, hit it on the left side and you’re out. She has a very strong arm.”

Pitcher Kaitlin Van Winkler will return from a knee injury that kept her out of soccer season. Van Winkler won seven games for the team last year.

The Lady Wildcats are quite powerful on offensive, too, led by a batch of returning players. Kaley Chase and Peggy Paffenroth, both Tri-Valley League All Stars last season, had batting averages in the .400s. Catcher Natasha Skillen had a batting average nearly .450. Paffenroth is a home run threat as well.

Schenevus won the Tri-Valley East last season and then upset Franklin in the title game. Both teams are returning most of their top players. However, Milford stayed in contention for the East title until the final game of the season last year. The Wildcats should be contenders to take the title this year.

Milford will start the season on April 4 by hosting league rival Cherry Valley-Springfield.

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