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Silent suggestion

Published Sep. 9, 2005

(ran PC edition)

Ridgewood High School assistant softball coach Robert Blankenship relays a pitching signal to catcher Brandy Krieg during Thursday's game at Gulf High School in New Port Richey. His daughter, Bethann Blankenship, pitched during Ridgewood's 8-3, seven-inning victory. The signals Blankenship sends indicate the pitch type _ curve, rise ball, drop ball, fast ball, change up _ and location _ high, low, in, out, up, down _ that might best foil the batter, based on information the team has collected about the batter's technique.