Matthew Bowen Johnson, 9, right, and Zach Dash Stevens, 12, sit n the bench waiting their turn to bat Friday at the Youth Unified baeball game. Julie, Matthew's mom said Unified is not all about winning, but about making friends and having fun.
Team 9 gets in batting order before the top of the second inning. The Rookie Baseball team is excited after getting a double play in the previous inning in a game Monday verse Team 9.
Tina Mayo helps Kiera Snodgrass, 7, adjust her legs before swinging the bat. Kiera said getting a hit is neat. Parks and Recreation wants to create a unfied atmosphere for children with an without diabilites through the Youth Unified program.
Friday at lawrence High School the Youth Unified league began the summer baseball season.
Travis Mayo, 11, takes a good swing at his first pitch in the youth Unifed league baseball game. Tine, Travis' mom assisted the kids Friday at the plate. The Unified league provides children with disabilites the opportunity to play baseball during the summer.
After the game Friday at Lawrence High School, both teams practice good sportsmanship by shaking hands. Unified sports gives kids with and without disabilites the chance to come together, put aside their difference and play baseball.
Umpires and coaches discus the weather situation during a lightening delay at Holcom. Tornado warnings, lightening and rain cancelled game around the Lawrence area Wednesday night.
Blazer player Alex Davis gets in his running stance. Alex came around to score on the next play in the Rookie Baseball game verse the Deadley Demons Monday at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Beau Staab warms up in the outfield before his Team 2 takes on Team 9, Monday at Youth Sports Inc. fields.
Deadley Demons huddle around Coach Laura Ross for last minute instructions before the start of their Rookie Baseball game, Monday, against the Blazers at Youth Sports Inc. fields.