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Waabi Wagner, Hard-Of-Hearing Infielder, Leads Northome/Kelliher To State Softball

Mustangs Playing In Tournament For First Time In School History

Waabi Wagner swings a big stick.

In 22 games for the Northome/Kelliher softball team, Wagner recorded a .586 batting average in 85 plate appearances. The senior struck out just four times in 70 at-bats and posted a .958 fielding percentage at third base.

Her presence on the diamond proved invaluable for Northome/Kelliher, a program that battled its way through the Section 5A elimination bracket to clinch its first state berth in program history last Thursday.

"I couldn't feel anything," Wagner said, recalling her emotions that came with the final out. "I was just so proud of everyone on this team. I'm so proud of everyone's determination and dedication. This team was always ready and prepared for anything. There are a lot of good things that come out of being from here and going to state. It just makes you feel proud."

Wagner grew up in a baseball-centric family, playing with her older siblings before making history on the Mustangs' softball field.

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