Athletic first baseman Nate Bowman tries to catch the ball to check Hawk Austin Holladay in the second inning on Thursday at Holcom Park. The Hawks defeated the Athletics 17-0.
Kaw Valley Soccer Association Camp America coaches Gunar Harmon and Gretchen Yencic line up the 30 campers in teams on June 19. Each team named themselves after their favorite country playing in the World Cup.
"Spain" and "Australia" battle it out in a scrimmage at Kaw Valley Soccer Association's Camp America on June 19. Players divided into teams to play for five minutes and then rotate.
Pink Panther Naomi Hickman swings in the first inning of her team's Parks and Recreation match-up with the Lightning Strikers on June 20. The Lightning won the game 20-15.
Eagle Anish Patel takes a cut in the bottom of the second against the Ligers in Parks and Recreation Baseball action. Patel singled in the at-bat and the Eagles won in nail-biting fashion, 18-17.
A Bulls outfielder returns the ball to the infield in the bottom of the fourth against the Raptors. Thanks to Raptors hitters like Austin Downing, the Bulls outfield was busy on Thursday.
Bull Jonah Pester chugs along from second to third base in the top of the fourth against the Raptors. Pester singled earlier in the inning, but the Raptors got out of the inning before he could score.
With their 15-13 victory against the Clippers on Friday, the Jets not only won the 8U DCABA American League championship, but they also finished their season undefeated.
Clippers coach Steve Toalson refocuses his defense during the bottom of the second inning against the Jets. The Clippers gained an early 5-2 lead, but lost the heartbreaker 15-13.
The Raptors show off their U8 DCABA National League championship trophies on Friday at 4H Fenway. Despite a late Kings comeback attempt that tied the game 12-12 after five innings, the Raptors pushed ahead for a 15-12 victory in seven innings.
Lawrence participants set off during the Kansas State Hershey's Track and Field meet the weekend of June 23-24. The meet was held in Emporia.
Kate Flynn catches a ground ball from her mom before a game of Blastball on June 19 at the East Lawrence Center. Blastball encourages beginners by not keeping track of runs or strike outs.
Grizzler Jacilyn Pulliam steps up to bat in the bottom of the first on Wednesday at Youth Sports Inc. The Grizzlers defeated the Pink Panthers 18-12.
Athletic Justin Walthal pitches in the third inning against the Hawks at Holcom Park on Thursday. Walthal struck out a Hawks player in the third.
The U14 Kansas Rebels AAA baseball team pose with their first place trophy from the Youth Leadership Foundation Tournament of Champions. The tournament was held June 3-4 in Manhattan. Team members include: Drew Branstrom, Scott Brenn, Hayden Emerson, Antonio Garcia, Craig Harper, Nick Hassig, Chase McElhaney, Landon Moseley, Drew Noble, Brad Phillips and Justin Vander Tuig. The team is coached by Paul Vander Tuig and Bob Emerson.
Liger Justin Lewis swings away in the top of the third as his Ligers took on the Eagles at Youth Sports Inc. Lewis singled in the at-bat, helping the Ligers post three runs in the inning.
Raptor Austin Downing dodges a pitch in the bottom of the sixth. Downing homered in his two previous at-bats.
Raptor Lee Andrews legs out a single in the bottom of the sixth against the Bulls. Although the Raptors didn't score in the inning, they went on to win 6-3.
The Jets warm up along the green wall at 4H Fenway before their game against the Clippers for the U8 DCABA American League title.
Raptors first baseman Tanner Green awaits the throw from his fellow infielder in the bottom of the fifth against the Kings in the 8U DCABA National League championship game.
Raptor Austin Downing just misses the pitch in his third at-bat on Thursday against the Bulls. With two home runs already under his belt, Downing settled for a single in the at-bat.
The Raptors celebrate their 15-12 victory over the Kings for the U8 DCABA National League championship.
Participants line up at the start line at the Hershey's Lawrence Track and Field meet on June 9. Participants who placed first and second in each event at the local meet qualified for the state meet in Emporia.
Raptor Gage Works tries to put one in play in the bottom of the fifth against the Bulls. After the game, Works was given the Mr. Persistent award from his coach.
Zachary Rasys, 5, hits the ball during a game of blastball on June 19 at the East Lawrence Center.
The U10 Rough Riders celebrate a DCABA tournament victory on Sunday at 4-H Wrigley Field. The Rough Riders defeated the Thrashers to win the tournament championship.
Aidan Bannister throws the ball to his dad before a game of Blastball on June 19 at the East Lawrence Center. The league allows participants to learn the fundamentals of baseball and softball.
Louden Schwab hits the ball during a game of Blastball on June 19 at the East Lawrence Center. In Blastball one player hits the ball and runs to jump on a single base while other players try to catch the ball.
Baseball season continues through the end of July.
Raegan Finkeldei runs to the single base after a hit in a game of Blastball on June 19 at the East Lawrence Center. Blastball uses a base that squeaks when players jump on it to encourage more fun in the game.
William Yanek prepares to throw the ball to his dad before a game of Blastball on June 19 at the East Lawrence Center. Participants warm-up with their parents or siblings before playing the game.
Evann Seratte hits the ball during a game of Blastball June 19 at the East Lawrence Center.
Eli White taps the tee while hitting the ball during a game of Blastball on June 19 at the East Lawrence Center.