Alison Baldwin sang the National Anthem to open the fifth annual Challenger League All-Star game Wednesday, July 4 at Rural King Field at the Paris American Legion. As is tradition, the Legion provided the color guard.Buddies — volunteers who assist Challenger players — are an important part of the league. Player Leaton advances to first base with the help of her buddies, Morgan Gann, left, and Penny Ogle.Challenger player Chris was eager to get to first base after his hit Wednesday, July 4, in the annual Challenger League All-Star game at Rural King Field, outrunning his Buddy, Brody Spencer.There were plenty of smiles and excitement during the annual Challenger League All-Star game Wednesday, July 4, at Rural King Field at the Paris American Legion. Tristyn crosses home plate to score, followed by his Buddy Bryan Kohlmeyer.There were 17 new players in the Challenger League this past season including Paul, seen here batting in Wednesday’s, July 4, annual all-star game. Participants in the Challenger League are provided a uniform, bat and glove at no cost so each can play a modified baseball game.Challenger Devin and his brother make the trip to first base during the annual Challenger League All-Star game Wednesday, July 4.

Good game, Challenger League!

All photos courtesy of Christian Colvin

 

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