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Inside a power hitter's head: Katie Cochran

Updated: April 24, 2009, 2:42 PM ET
By Garland Cooper

The last words a big hitter wants to hear are: "Ball four, take your base!" However, the better the hitter, the more likely she is to hear those words over and over throughout her career.

For hitters at the collegiate level, it not always easy to stay on top, especially when opposing pitchers continue to pitch around them. This becomes even harder as hitters garner more success. Pitchers get smarter, recruiting gets more in-depth and the good pitches are few and far between.

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