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April 10, 2013

2013 North Tonawanda softball preview


Tonawanda News — Fontana, who will be in the three-hole, is Rajski's player to watch because of her raw natural ability on the field.

"She is very athletic and she has a strong arm and moves well in the field," Rajski said. "She is a good hitter and has some power. I'm expecting a lot out of her. I think she could have a breakout season."

Natalie Harrack bats fifth at second base, Olivia Miller bats seventh in right field, Cassidy Powers is in left field and in the eight-spot and Rachel Wieclaw will bat ninth and play first base.

Rajski's experience at the college level is an asset for her new team, who will be able to learn things about the game that Rajski said she didn't learn until she got to St. Bonaventure.

The first-year coach is hoping that the work ethic the team has already demonstrated will translate into wins this season.

"It's one of the best times of your life to get out there and play," she said. "No one ever expected our team at Frontier to ever do what we did. You never know, we had a great group of girls and that's what helped us out. I think all my experiences are helping them because I've learned so much through everything I've done. … The girls have really shown me that they want to work at it and that's what shows me that I can help."

Projected NT lineup: 1 -- Sara Bunker (DH) 2 -- Amanda Szynkowski (CF) 3 -- Heather Fontana (SS) 4 -- Amber Schmigel (3B) 5 -- Natalie Harrack (2B) 6 -- Lyssa Carlson (C) 7 -- Olivia Miller (RF) 8 -- Cassidy Powers (LF) 9 -- Rachel Wieclaw (1B)

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