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Rival softball game raises awareness of autism

May 16. 2013 4:17PM

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Taylor Baker led the way from the circle and at the plate as Dallas defeated Lake-Lehman, 6-3, in a Wyoming Valley Conference softball game on Mother’s Day.

The teams met that night at the Dallas Little League Field both to play their league game and to raise funds for Autism programs.

Baker threw a five-hitter with nine strikeouts. Maddy Perez and Baker each went 2-for-2 while Taylor Kelley provided a three-run homer for the Dallas offense.

Vickey Cadwalader had a two-run homer for Lake-Lehman. Jordan Hodle and Sarah Stacey added doubles.

This was the second straight season the Dallas softball team used its Mother’s Day game as an Autism Awareness Night.

The event was organized by Jennifer Yanuskavich, a special education teacher and assistant coach at Dallas, and the players on the team.

Funds were raised for the Dallas special education department through a raffle as well as sales of T-shirts, magnets and refreshments.

- Tom Robinson


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