Baldwin pitcher set to go

BALDWIN — Nikki Frasier is a new face on the Baldwin softball team this season but hopes to make major contributions for the Panthers.

Frasier is a transfer from Walkerville where she played softball last season. She is a sophomore this spring for coach Bob Hilts’ team. Frasier played for the Walkerville varsity and was in center and left field.

This year, she’ll be a pitcher and another position to be determined later.

“I pitched in middle school,” she said. “Last year, my coach didn’t want me to pitch.”

For this season, Frasier didn’t start pitching until last week but said she worked on pitching “a lot. I’ve done at least 100 pitches a day I practice at home too. I’m working on my form.”

Frasier figures she has the speed she wants. She’s also confident of throwing strikes. At the plate.

“I only miss the ball every once in awhile,” Frasier said.

She’s figuring on playing another position but Frasier isn’t quite sure where she’ll be at. Frasier has hopes for a Baldwin team that will open its season in mid-April.

“We’re pretty good but we do need to work on a few things a little bit,” Frasier said. “For some people, it’s their first year.”