Ansley Smith looks forward to state playoff series, but not for the obvious reasons.
Naturally, she likes the pressure and thrill of the situation.
But the Northgate senior really enjoys facing unfamiliar opponents who don’t know her well enough to pitch around her.
“It’s my favorite, so I can get my good pitch,” the University of Kentucky recruit said of her first plate appearance or two in any given series. “I don’t have to wait around and get pitched around or get walked all the time.”