Scoreboard proves Grant’s Bengston is a true impact player

The number, while ludicrously good, is just the start.

Two, That’s how many dents there are on Grant’s metal, electronic softball scoreboard, which is stationed behind the fence in left field. Erin Bengston, 18u Brian Bowman, put them there — one on the “G” in “GUEST” and the other on the “S” in “HITS” — by hitting screaming home runs.

The plastic glass, which protects the scoreboard bulbs, remains a target.

“I want to hit the glass,” Bengston said. “I want to see if it shatters.”

She might not be kidding, and Grant’s right-handed-hitting slugger might not be Roy Hobbs, but give her another year (her senior year) and she might make sparks fly. The junior enjoys proving skeptics, like those who have questioned her hitting prowess considering her 5-foot-1 frame, wrong.

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