When Sydney Dwyer steps into the batter's box for the first time Wednesday afternoon at Goodman Diamond, don't be surprised if she peeks back and flashes a smile or tells a joke to the Wisconsin catcher.
More than likely, the catcher will reciprocate.
The Badger backstop happens to be one of Dwyer's closest friends growing up and former Pleasant Valley teammate, Chloe Miller.
"There might be some chirping here and there," Miller admitted.
Unless Minnesota and Wisconsin clash in the Big Ten tournament next month, the doubleheader in Madison likely marks the final time Dwyer and Miller will be on the same diamond competing.
On the second day of the 2015 season Sydney Dwyer stepped to the plate for the first time wearing the Maroon and Gold and launched a two-run home run against UC Davis. A memorable moment became even more classic when Dwyer fell flat on her face during the home run trot.
“I think I was just so surprised I actually hit it. All I was trying to do was run as fast as I could to get a double and was watching the ball instead of the bases,” Dwyer recalled with a laugh. “Before I knew it first base crept up on me and I face planted. I wouldn’t have expected it to go any other way for me.”
That home run was a sign of big things to come down the road for Dwyer. Her ability to laugh off her misstep was just as big of a sign. The Bettendorf, Iowa native’s laid back nature has ... Read the Full Story from Golden Gophers ONLINE.