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Solid pitching, hitting lead Cards

Medical Lake gets most out of bats in softball sweep of Chewelah


The bats are blazing hot lately, but Medical Lake softball pitching has been a match.

The Cardinals rolled to a pair of big Northeast A League wins 21-4 and 20-9 last Saturday at Chewelah, improving to 5-1 in NEA play, 6-1 overall in their only games scheduled over spring break.

After the Cardinals quickly fell behind 3-0 when the Cougars jumped on starter Shelby Pavao for a pair of doubles, ML’s senior pitcher toughened up. “Our shining moments, you gotta’ start with Shelby Pavao,” head coach Tim Blakely said.

Over the next six innings Pavao threw just 77 pitches, almost 80 percent...

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