Laura Vaccaro: Heart of a Champ

 05/19/2014 - 18:45

Somewhere Tom Vaccaro was smiling as his daughter Laura, hit a home run in the first inning of Monday's varsity softball game between Saline and Pioneer.

Thomas Vaccaro died Sunday following a long fight with cancer. This year, friends of the softball program built a special structure that allowed to Vaccaro to watch Laura and Hornets play.

In the video above, Vaccaro is at the plate for the first time following her father's passing. Laura hit a towering flyball over the leftfield fence in the first inning of Saline's 13-3 win over Pioneer. She also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and drove in the game clinching run with a walk-off single in the sixth inning. Vaccaro was also the winning pitcher.

More on Monday's emotional senior night games later tonight.

Tran Longmoore
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