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Unorthodox catcher aids GVSU softball
Photo: Kevin Sielaff

GVL / Kevin Sielaff – Kaylie Rhynard (6) catches for Ellie Balbach (11). Grand Valley takes the victory over Walsh in both games held in Allendale on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Unorthodox catcher aids GVSU softball


ALEX EISEN | 9 hours ago

With shortstop Teagan Shomin on second base and center fielder Janae Langs on first, catcher Kaylie Rhynard roped a ball into the gap in right center field. The race was on.


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