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Byline: Marcia C. Smith
ATHENS _ The Italian outfielders moved up and the infielders pinched in to defend against the U.S. Olympic softball team's leadoff batter Natasha Watley.
Their scouts had apparently reported that the Irvine, Calif., shortstop, playing in her first Summer Games, was just a lefty batting slap hitter who puts the ball in play before making a dusty scramble to first base.
But the backpedaling Italians wound up burned by...
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