Softball: Roberson happy to be on field after scary situation

Posted: April 20, 2017 at 1 a.m.

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Bentonville West's Emily Roberson takes a swing on a Bentonville pitch Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Bentonville.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Bentonville West's Emily Roberson takes a swing on a Bentonville pitch Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Bentonville.

Emily Roberson truly believes she was meant to have a spot on Bentonville West's first softball team.

At A Glance

Emily Roberson

SCHOOL Bentonville West

CLASS Sophomore

HEIGHT 5-8

POSITION Designated player/first base/third base

NOTABLE Currently ranks second on the team with 22 RBIs after driving in a run in Tuesday’s victory over Fayetteville and entered that game with one home run and a .394 batting average. … Had a memorable last at-bat at Bentonville, where her pinch-hit two-run home run against Rogers High lifted the Lady Tigers to the Class 7A state championship game last year. … Had knee surgery on June 28, then had complications that eventually led to a week at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock and several tests performed.

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