By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor
Unionville-Sebewaing was one out away from another chance to score just one run and end the 2013 Division 3 Softball Final.
Over the next many minutes, and in multiple ways, Vanessa Ewing took that opportunity away.
In the top of the ninth inning June 15, 2013, the Dundee senior came to bat with two on and two out – and after teammate Haleigh Kimble had been “semi-intentionally” walked in front of her – and sent a 3-run homer over the left-field fence to break up the scoreless game with the Patriots.
Ewing then returned to the pitching circle and finished her four-hit, 15-strikeout complete game as the Vikings clinched their first MHSAA Finals championship on the softball diamond with a 3-0 win.
“I was just thinking about how they walked Haleigh and how mad that makes me,” Ewing said that day. “That’s really disrespectful. If they’re scared of Haleigh and don’t think I can hit, I have to prove them wrong.”
Ewing went on to play at Northwood.
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