GRAFTON— While most baseball and softball games throughout the county and surrounding areas were canceled on Monday due to the rain, one local team refused to let the weather stop them, and still got their chance to run the diamond, thanks to the kind hearts and dedication of parents, coaches and community volunteers.
With the forecast looking bleak Base Invader parents and volunteers sprang into action hoping to salvage the contest.
Racing the clock, and fighting against the weather, the group of volunteers gathered at the Grafton High School softball field to protect and prepare the field for the team’s matchup against Tucker County.
Despite the downpours that came just 30 minutes prior to the start of action, the work that had been done saved the game.
The volunteers worked together to pull away the field cover, revealing dry ground and allowing the action to commence as scheduled.
“These girls showed up to play, and thanks to fellow Base Invader parents and volunteers, they were able to do just that,” commented parent Kelly Myers.
Luckily, the precipitation subsided before play got underway, and in a true display of gratitude to the community that stands behind them, the team showed excellent sportsmanship and athleticism on their way to an 11-4 victory over Tucker County.
The Base Invader program is a true showcase of hard work, team work and perseverance, refusing to let a little rain dampen their season.
With the recent win against Tucker County, the 10U Base Invaders move to 9-4 on the season.