Hempel blasts three-run homer

Haven Hempel heads for home after blasting a three-run homer in the third inning, to give the Reds a lead they wouldn’t relinquish in Monday’s 9-6 win. – J.D. VAUGHN | THE STANDARD BANNER

Haven Hempel gave up baseball, but not her powerful swing.

As her third-inning home run proved, Hempel hasn’t had much trouble transitioning to softball. The Reds pushed across seven runs in the frame and eventually topped the Lady Diamonds 9-6 on Monday.

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