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SPORTS PREVIEW: For Rollers, softball is a strange, new world

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Keri Poston knew that starting a softball team from scratch at Steelton-Highspire would be a challenge when, during one early practice, she sent a potential player onto the field with the instruction, “Go play second base,’’ and the girl did – she stood with both feet on second base.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 19:17

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SPORTS PREVIEW: Young Rollers ready for improved season

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Steelton-Highspire’s baseball team may be younger this year, but the Rollers are also coming out stronger.

Last season, the Rollers had a lot of struggles, ending the season with a 1-17 record. While the Rollers have had their fair share of challenges last year, they are better prepared this season.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 19:13

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SPORTS PREVIEW: Falcons hope to “get better every game’’

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They reached the PIAA Class AAAA state title game, rallying from a two-run deficit against North Penn to send the championship tilt into extra innings, where they gave up a ninth-inning run to lose.

What can the Lower Dauphin Falcons do for an encore?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 19:10

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SPORTS PREVIEW: Raiders can pitch and field, but will they hit?

 

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After leading the Middletown baseball program for two seasons, Mike Carnes was promoted to the high school principal’s position and, as a result, the successful mentor had to step away from his coaching duties.

But he left the program in very good shape, and the reins were turned over to his varsity assistant, Steve Shuleski, for the start of the 2014 season.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 19:07

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Raiders’ hitting, defense falters in 2-0 loss to E-town

 

The pitching was great. The hitting was not. And the defense made a couple of crucial errors as the Middletown baseball team dropped its season opener 2-0 to visiting Elizabethtown on Friday, March 21.tinyhitter3 26 14Photo by Jodi Ocker - Middletown's Ryan Popp, right, was the Blue Raiders' hitting star, going 3-for-3 at the plate.

 

Middletown starter pitcher Nathan Ocker picked up where he left off last year, getting 11 strikeouts while giving up just two hits and a walk in five innings. But he was victimized by the errors, which led to a pair of unearned runs in the loss.

 

Reliever Zach Sims was in top form as well, pitching the last two innings without yielding a hit or walk to the Bears.

 

Despite punching out five hits and drawing three walks, Middletown (0-1) simply could not put runs on the board.

 

The non-league season opener was originally scheduled to take place at Elizabethtown, but was switched to Middletown because of field conditions at the Lancaster County school. The Blue Raiders were excited to kick off the season with new Coach Steve Shuleski – unfortunately, things did not go their way as the Raiders failed to pick up a victory.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 18:58

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