Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Surprise Hit Gives Santa Fe a Victory.(Sports)

Byline: Eric Butler For the Journal


Diminutive Slugger Brings In the Score

Afton Crespin, your day as a free-swinging slugger may just happen yet.

Standing only 4-feet-11, Crespin doesn't exactly inspire dread in opponents' outfielders.

Ultimately, maybe that's the reason Santa Fe High pulled out a 1-0 softball victory in extra innings over Clovis on Friday. In a first-round game of the Rio Rancho Invitational, Crespin came to the plate in the eighth with runners at first and third base and only one out.

As the Wildcat outfielders crept in, Crespin sent one out.

Well, maybe not out. But far enough over the outstretched glove of Clovis left-fielder Elena Gurule for a double and an RBI for the only run of the contest. …

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