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The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition.

Cameras flashed, the crowd rose for a thunderous ovation and Mo'ne Davis did exactly what she was expected to do — fire a strike right down the middle.

Bryan Stow hollered "Play ball!" and the sellout crowd roared.

CharlotteObserver.com