GRANITE CITY — Abbigail Zangori, 12, of Wood River, participated in the MLB Pitch Hit and Run competition May 9 and won all three of her events, making her the all-around champion.
She moved on to the sectionals May 16 in Lebanon, where she again won her division and also won all three of her events. The event coordinator stated she had the highest girls’ score as well as the second-highest score overall (boys included).
On May 18, she was notified that her score was in the top three of all sectional winners in the St. Louis Cardinals viewing area. Abbigail will compete May 30 at Busch Stadium.
Abbigail won the Cardinals Team Competition at Busch Stadium last year, but her score was not high enough to advance to the national stage at the All Star Game. She made it her goal to make it there this year.