Prep softball: Baily Bennett does it best

<p>Heppner's Baily Bennett throws from the pitching circle in the Mustangs' 4-2 win against Glendale this season in the 2A/1A state softball championship in Corvallis.</p>

HEPPNER — The payoffs are obvious now — a 0.44 season-long ERA and Heppner’s first state softball championship — but some of the legwork to get there had Baily Bennett a little skeptical.

In the offseason, following a Special District 5 Pitcher of the Year sophomore season, Bennett felt like she needed to up her pitching game. While attending softball pitching clinics, the Mustang tried out several off-the-beaten-path tricks for improvement — the old wives’ remedy equivalent for hurling a softball.

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