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Catcher’s work pays off

TOPSFIELD — Cassie Schultz approached the offseason with the same mentality as always: Outsmart everyone to rise above the competition.

With an eye on their future, players sign up for AAU summer ball to get more playing time and increase their exposure to college coaches.

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