GIVE AND TAKE. Youngsville's Cody Rice watches a pitch go by during sectional tournament action last Saturday.
GARNER -- Whenever a baseball team takes the next step up from the Coach-Pitch level, it's easy to wonder how that club will fare against live pitching, as opposed to a machine.
Also, players need to be picked from the roster to learn how to pitch themselves -- and that sometimes isn't an easy task.
But for the Youngsville Red Raiders, everything has worked out perfectly as the talent-rich group moved out of Coach-Pitch in the off-season -- and didn't miss a beat.