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Injuries can’t keep Bryan Lathrop out of the circle

Friday, June 12th, 2015
Bryan Lathrop pitching in the 2013 NAFA World Series for the Rice Lake, Wisc. Orangemen. Photo By BOB OTTO

Bryan Lathrop pitching in the 2013 NAFA World Series for the Rice Lake, Wisc. Orangemen. Photo By BOB OTTO

DeForest, Wisc. – No one would blame fastpitch pitcher Bryan Lathrop if he up and quit the game. He’s had his share of injuries. Last year, he was sidelined the entire season from hip surgery. He’s also got an ankle that nags him now and then.

But over Memorial Day weekend at the Dugout tournament in Cushing, he took a shot to the head from a softball hit so hard that it knocked him flat and out of the game and rushed to the hospital.

“I took a direct blow on the left side (head) and had a hell of a concussion,” he said. “I didn’t even see the ball or have time to get the glove up. I want to keep playing, but my body might be telling me otherwise.”

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