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April 2, 2013

Two fresh pitchers

Port will look to Allman, Siemasko in push for tourney

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Both Clippers are terrors at the plate. Siemasko hit .500 last season while Allman batted .350. Both served as the designated hitter when they weren’t in the field. Newburyport did very well in 2012, making it all the way to the Division 3 North semifinals.

“I know that it’s going to probably be a little bit difficult knowing that we did lose our last game,” said Siemasko. “But you can’t dwell on that. Each season is new, and every year you get a new chance. So hopefully this year, we can do as well or even better.”

Allman says that she is ready to turn the page.

“We have a ton of new players coming up,” said Allman. “We have to train them all and work as a team to get back there.”

Both players agree that team chemistry will be key to taking them far this season.

“I think as a team we’re very close,” says Siemasko. “Most of us were together last year. We know how each other plays and what strengths people have. It’s good that we can build off each other that way too.”

And as the Clippers prep for their first game of the year against North Andover Wednesday, both pitchers know their coach’s expectations are high.

“I expect a lot,” Solazzo said. “I’m expecting that they’re going to get us in the game. If it means just getting the ball over the plate, and getting the ball in play, and letting our defense pick them up, then that’s great. But as they get more comfortable and stronger, I think that is where they are headed.”

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