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Maci Heads to South America

Posted: Jul 28, 2021 12:46 AM
Updated: Jul 28, 2021 12:48 AM

After a pandemic summer where she couldn't even finish her Texas travel ball season because of Covid-19 in 2020, Notre Dame's Maci Bergeron is getting ready to go even further. South America for the Under and 18 softball Olympics.

"I think it is going to be a cool experience," Maci said. "I've never played in another country before."

Maci finished last y season with 30 home runs, a state record and she batted .572 to lead Notre Dame to its 3rd straight state title. She's the Gatorade Player of the Year in Louisiana. She's always competitive even during travel ball season.

"We kind of started off lazy in one of our games and we got down by seven runs," Maci said. "We ended up scoring three in one inning and then the bases got loaded and I was up to the plate so we needed four runs and I ended up hitting a grand slam for my team and that was really exciting."

Part of the prize for being Gatorade Player of the Year is Maci gets to donate one thousand dollars to the organization of her choice. She is giving it to Rayne parks and recreation because she grew up playing tee-ball right here at the park down the street. She has one message to the girls growing up playing here.

"I would say to work hard and give it all you've got," Maci said. "Anything is possible with hard work."

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