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Thursday, April 11, 2013

CHICKASHA – The USAO softball team has been through its ups and its downs this year as the Drovers fight through injuries and a small squad, but senior Chelsea Zuchnik said it’s just about coming together.

“We’ve had to overcome a lot diversity. We’ve had a lot of injuries,” she said. “Right now, we are just trying to come together as a team and just bond and mold together … to start winning some games we need to win.”

Zuchnik is second on the team in batting and one of the strongest fielders, something she credits to being able to just enjoy her final year of the sport.

“I guess I’m just more relaxed and not really thinking about anything,” she said. “It’s my senior year, so I’m just trying to make a little last minute statement.”

Zuchnik said she was looking forward to getting to be a part of the third annual Pink Out Cancer game, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at Bill Smith Ballpark.

“I think it’s pretty cool that we are fighting against cancer as the Drovers,” she said. “I think it’s awesome just to have a fundraiser like that just to raise money for people with cancer. I have a lot of cancer in my family, and I know I’d want the same for them.”