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Notebook: Jaclyn Traina's fierce finish

Updated: April 30, 2014, 5:00 PM ET
By Graham Hays | espnW.com

When she starts pushing the radar gun above the interstate speed limit, up to 71, 72, even 73 mph, and the menace of the pitch makes it about as inviting to hit as a bowling ball with a broomstick, it can appear as if Jaclyn Traina doesn't really need the fielders arrayed behind her.

As April turns to May in a season without a clear pitcher to beat, she is the primary reason Alabama may still be playing when May gives way to June in Oklahoma City.

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