Emily Wade should be pitching for the Cooper High School softball team.
Instead, an unexpected diagnosis of a heart condition has forced her to stop playing the sport she loves.
Wade transitioned to the Lady Cougars' manager, and helps with drills during practices.
With one at-bat left during the new season's first scrimmage, Wade's parents gave the okay to let her hit.
She hadn't stepped in the box since her diagnosis, but Wade launched a deep shot to right-center that resulted in a walk-off RBI double, sending her teammates running out of the dugout to celebrate with her.