Monday, December 1, 2014

Ambidextrous softball pitchers

Amanda Donaldson (Severna Park HS)

Ambidextrous Softball Pitcher | Double trouble for batters
April 14, 1996|By Bill Free | baltimoresun.com

Amanda Donaldson is already a windmilling 14-year-old whiz as a right-handed softball pitcher for Severna Park High.

She has struck out 25, walked four and has a 2-1 record in four games for the fifth-ranked Falcons. Her fastball has been clocked in the high 50s (miles per hour).

But the big story is she can also pitch left-handed and has done it several times in summer league games.

Once she has time to build up her speed from the left side (currently about 40 mph), Donaldson will certainly command attention from major college recruiters.
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Mackenzie Huber (Wildwood HS)

WHS junior softball player becomes ambidextrous out of necessity
May 30, 2013 By Brian Cunniff | Shore News Today
When a doctor told Mackenzie Huber she’d be out for the season after suffering an injury to her right throwing shoulder, the Wildwood High School junior softball player wasn’t content with abiding by that decision.
No, she didn’t carelessly go out and play against medical advice.
She instead did something that led to her doctor allowing her to get on the field.
She played left handed.
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Amazing Softball Pitcher Decides to Switch Arms After Tommy John Surgery


Tommy John surgery normally mandates pitchers take a great deal of time off to rehabilitate. In a remarkable turn, a high school softball player found a loophole in that sentiment, choosing to instead switch hands and become a southpaw after surgery. 
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Kylie Masko (Ground Haven HS)

Masko was the Buccaneer’s ambidextrous pitcher. Her gift of pitching with both arms caught the attention of many area coaches and softball fanatics. (source: grandhaventribune.com)
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