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Yosemite High’s Seals on winning side in all-star softball game

Yosemite High’s Kylie Seals connects during the 37th annual City County All-Star softball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Fresno.
Yosemite High’s Kylie Seals connects during the 37th annual City County All-Star softball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Fresno. ezamora@fresnobee.com

Yosemite High’s Kylie Seals capped her softball career June 20 playing in the 37th annual City County All-Star softball game at Margie Wright Diamond on the Fresno State campus.

In a twist, Seals played for the City. That put her on the winning side as City scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat County 8-7.

For about the last half-dozen years, game organizers have kept the boundaries between “City” and “County” fuzzy to create rosters that are balanced (not too many or too few players at one particular position, for instance) and competitive.

Seals started in right field, then capped a six-run City first inning with two-out, RBI single to center field.

Yosemite coach Dave Maynez was in the stands June 20 supporting Seals.

“Kylie Seals has been a starter since she was a sophomore in left field. She has been a great leader on the team. This year she has been a team captain,” Maynez said.

“Kylie has been through a lot off the field. But she never gives up. She works hard to improve her skills on the field. She is a great representative of Yosemite softball.”

Seals said she plans to go to Clovis Community College and then on to Fresno State on a path toward becoming a probation officer. She was the top student in Yosemite High’s criminal investigations class and also earned the scholar-athlete award.

In a bio for the all-star game, she offered thanks “to my family and friends that provide me with support in all that I do but a special thanks to Dave Maynez for teaching me all I know and guiding me through high school.”

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