A Northern California high school baseball team saved a fellow 16-year-old student on Wednesday after lifting a car before it crushed her to death. The Valley High School baseball squad of Elk Grove, California heard a young woman crying out for help during their last practice of the season and they immediately responded.
The team banded together to lift the car off the ground and release the girl after she was pinned underneath. The group of young hero’s were a mixture of varsity and junior varsity players who sprung into action after hearing the young girl’s screams.
According to KCRA, the girl was trapped under a four-door sedan after her mother apparently ran over her while backing up. After the players lifted the car, coach Jack Millholland pulled the girl out from underneath.
The heroic move saved her life as she’s expected to fully recover from minor injuries. The high school team’s head coach credits his players for jumping into action when the young girl needed help.
“We all just ran out there as a team,” Millholland told KCRA. “No one was saying much, and then the guys got around the car and just lifted it up. There was very little talking.”
The girls name has not been released, but she’s not a student at Valley High School. She was there for an after-school program, though she regularly attends school at nearby Laguna Creek High according to Elk Grove district officials.
High school sports have always been a time where athletes rely on each other to be successful as a team, and, in this case, it worked out for the best, though it wasn’t on a baseball diamond.
No matter where life takes the young girl, she will always remember the Valley High baseball team for their unwavering courage on Wednesday. Inner strength was not a concern as the boys dug deep within themselves to lift the car when time was precious. Another few moments underneath the car would’ve been disastrous for the young girl, but she can now thank the Valley High School baseball team for their courageous efforts.
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