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Jackie Mangola

‘K’ is for Kirsten, now

Apr 13, 2017 - Comments: 0

Just two Sundays ago, on a pleasant afternoon with temperatures in the mid-60s, Kirsten Lightel was on the brink of history.

She needed one more strikeout to become Ohio Northern’s career leader in Ks. The junior had already retired 10 batters that day, but number 11 was the big one. With one out in the top of the seventh inning, John Carroll’s Angie Zappitelli, batting .365, was the next potential victim of history.

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