Volume 1, Number 10 - March 14, 2011

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Freshman Catcher Out For Season Due To Injury

By Saeli Gutierrez
Saeli.gutierrez001@mymdc.net

While the Miami Dade College Lady Sharks softball season progresses, freshman catcher Karen Pedraza is watching it unfold from the dugout. A torn rotator cuff cut her season short.

Pedraza injured her shoulder this fall after overworking herself.

“Since I had been (training) hard to earn my position as catcher, I overdid it with the throwing,” Pedraza said.

Pedraza, a John A. Ferguson Senior High School graduate, is saddened that she has to miss the rest of the season, but her teammates are supporting her.  

“It is [not] easy,” said freshman pitcher/infielder, Allora Miller. “She is going to hit bumps, but she has to push herself for the love of the game.”

Head Coach Carlos Caro said the team will miss Pedraza’s strength, heart and dedication.

“She earned the starting (catching) job in the fall,” Caro said. “We lost the opportunity to watch her play and help the team win some ball games.”


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