When Alex Lavine was a little girl, she had two gloves — one left-handed and one right-handed — that she chose from every day.
The Arizona Wildcats junior is naturally ambidextrous. She writes, bowls and plays pool left-handed, but throws with her right arm.
She hit right-handed, too — until last summer. That’s when she taught herself to be a left-handed slapper after a lifetime swinging away right-handed.
Lavine started at shortstop as a freshman but was little-used last year.
Something had to change, and she discussed with her dad switching sides of the plate. At Lavine’s exit meeting last June, Candrea asked if she’d ever done it before.
Read more about the Cats in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.