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Article updated: 4/11/2013 11:23 PM

Plenty of support for Carmel's Schafer

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Carmel's Matt Schafer blew out his knee two days before tryouts started, spoiling his senior season. But he's proving to be an inspiration as the team's manager this spring.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Carmel senior baseball player Matt Schafer, left, poses with teammate Brett Milazzo, who designed wristbands featuring Schaefer's initials.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Carmel senior baseball player Matt Schafer, left, displays the wristbands bearing his initials that teammate Brett Milazzo designed.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

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It's a cruel irony that Matt Schafer's knee betrayed him this year. Of all years. Schafer worked harder over the fall and winter than he ever has during a baseball off-season. He was determined to have an unforgettable senior season this spring. He was determined to have a different role this year, to be a regular starter for Carmel, to be one of those players that teammates count on day in and day out. Then, he heard the pop, the pop that no athlete ever wants to hear. It was Feb. 23, two days before official baseball tryouts began.
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    • Carmelís Matt Schafer blew out his knee two days before tryouts started, spoiling his senior season. But heís proving to be an inspiration as the teamís manager this spring.
    • Carmel senior baseball player Matt Schafer, left, poses with teammate Brett Milazzo, who designed wristbands featuring Schaeferís initials.
    • Carmel senior baseball player Matt Schafer, left, displays the wristbands bearing his initials that teammate Brett Milazzo designed.
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