Softball star in Cuba for tournament

Catcher is expected to be one of top freshmen in region in 2019

RED, WHITE AND BLUE—Maddy Mekari, an incoming Westlake High freshman, is playing international softball games in Cuba this week. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn NewspapersWhether it’s hitting off a tee, taking grounders or playing a simple game of catch, Maddy Mekari never lets a day go by without some softball in her life.
Not even when she’s on vacation.
“I even brought my glove to New York,” Mekari said during a recent phone call from East Northport, Long Island. “We’ve been playing catch here.”
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