Sammi Kane Kraft, who played the girl pitcher in the 2005 work again, please again of the comedy Bad News Bears, passed away early Tuesday in a vehicle accident in Los Angeles. She to be 20.

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Kraft to be a passenger in one Audi the was top top the westbound I-10 freeway at around 1:30 a.m. As soon as it rear-ended a big-rig and also was then struck by another car, the California Highway Patrol called the Los Angeles Times.

The 21-year-old driver that the Audi was treated for moderate injuries and arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving, the CHP said.

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Kraft was 13 once she played Amanda Whurlitzer in Bad News Bears, the remake of the 1976 paramount comedy around a manager that a misfit tiny League team. Tatum O’Neal starred as Amanda the contrary Walter Matthau in the original; Billy Bob Thornton coached the youngsters in the remake, directed by Richard Linklater.

Kraft, who can throw a 75 mph fastball, was uncovered on a diamond in Los Angeles, where her household had moved from new York so she can play baseball year-round. Bad News Bears was the only film she ever appeared in.

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