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Anderson County pitcher Mia Aldridge winds up during the Lady Bearcats' game with McCracken County at the state tournament last month. Aldridge started wearing a protective face mask early in her softball career. The KHSAA recommended last week that all pitchers and corner infielders wear the device.
Taking fewer chances for diamond injury

Scary could not do justice to describing that video of Aroldis Chapman falling to the pitcher's mound.

The Cincinnati Reds' relief pitcher had just taken a line drive off the bat of the Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez during a spring training game in March. Chapman had thrown one of his 100-mph fastballs. Perez connected and the ball hit Chapman in the face. The following day, he had surgery to put a titanium plate in, to repair his shattered eye-socket.

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