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Second baseman Dylan James takes a throw from shortstop Marty Herum while taking part in a double-play drill during the Wildcat baseball team's practice Friday afternoon. The Cats open the season Tuesday, April 6, at Ellsworth. Bob Burrows photo

Cats ready to play ball

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Pitching and defense are keys to wining in baseball. Wildcat head coach Ryan Bishop believes his team has the defensive part down; it's the pitching that is a question mark.


"We will be a solid team defensively, which will keep us in every game," he said. "We have the overall potential, and if our hitting and pitching can be consistent for us, there's no reason we shouldn't have a chance to win every time we step on the field."

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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