During the winter, Mackensie Compton would run 1 1/2 miles from her house to Neshaminy's practice facility to stay in shape for softball season.
But in the eighth inning on Tuesday, the junior could jog after slugging a walk-off home run over the the right centerfield fence to give the Redskins a 1-0 win over Bensalem in a Suburban One National matchup.
"She's a very strong, dedicated girl," Neshaminy coach David Chichilitti said. "She has strength, size, and power all rolled into one.She is part of a new breed of players"
On the mound, freshman Amber Brugger tossed a complete game, struck out six, and walked one for her first career win.
"It was an amazing pitching performance by a freshman in her debut on the mound," Chichilitti said. "But both team's pitchers dueled like it was playoff game."
Jackie Morell went the distance for Bensalem, striking out four batters and walking one in the loss.