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High school softball team clinches state title by turning triple play to end game

A triple play is a rarity in baseball or softball. Seeing one turned that clinched a state championship may never have been done before Saturday.

But the Unionville-Sebewaing High School softball team got three outs and a state title after one swing of the bat.

Unionville-Sebewaing led Kalamazoo Christian 3-1 with no outs in the final inning of the Division 4 Michigan state softball tournament, according to

Kalamazoo Christian had two runners on when Sammy Gano hit a line drive that ricocheted off the pitcher to shortstop Rylee Zimmer, who caught the ball, stepped on second and threw to first to complete the triple play, per

Zimmer’s teammates rushed the field to celebrate the title and the unlikely play.

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