A group of high school baseball players came to a teen girl's recue on Wednesday after she was hit by a car in their school's parking lot. She was pinned under the vehicle, according to Elk Grove Patch, and the students rushed over from their nearby practice to lift off the car.
The girl's own mother was driving the vehicle, ABC reports, and she panicked after hitting another car in the lot of Sacramento's Valley High School. She then began reversing without realizing that her daughter was behind the car, and the girl, whose name is not disclosed, became trapped underneath.
According to KCRA, Valley's varsity and junior varsity baseball teams were at their last practice of the season on a nearby field when they heard screams for help.
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The Valley High School baseball team. Photo Courtesy Brett Sawyer and Patch.
"It was like, a reaction -- you had to do what you had to do to save someone's life," one of the baseball players, Chas Roberts, told KCRA.
Co-head coach Brett Sawyer told Patch that he was in the team locker room when he heard the commotion and saw "the entire team sprinting to the parking lot, jumping over fences."
Around a dozen of the baseball players helped lift the four-door sedan off of the girl, the news source reports. The teams' assistant coach was then able to pull her out from underneath.
Sawyer told Patch that she is expected to recover.
"To be honest, we might not have the best baseball team around, but we sure do have a great group of guys," Sawyer told the site.