2017-04-06 / Front Page

Fastpitch Perfect

Rogers High School pitcher Shannon Ward delivers the heat during her three shutout innings of relief pitching against Johnson High School, April 3 at Toppa Field. Ward, and sisters Caeli Palmer and Mackenzie Palmer, led the Vikings to a big 10-2 season-opening victory over the Panthers. Ward, a sophomore, also cracked a two-run homer in the first inning and the Vikings never looked back. As the starting pitcher, the elder Palmer held JHS to just two runs on two hits over the first four innings. Her sister and battery-mate, MacKenzie, called the game for both pitchers, and had three hits. See full story and more photos on page 20. (Photo by Meri Keller)

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