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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

The Voyager’s Chloe Wayt, 10, of Fruita cheers from her chair as she races from second to third base with the help of San Jacinto Community College second baseman Joshua Croft, left, and pitcher Tyler Davenport during Thursday’s Challenger baseball game against the Owlz at Canyon View Park.

Loving the game

JUCO players share the joy of baseball with Challenger players

Babe Ruth steps into the batter’s box and calls his shot. He adjusts his plain black helmet and points his plastic red bat into the outfield, showing his opponents just how far he plans to hit the ball.
The batter is Tanner Twiggs, and although he isn’t playing in the majors, the 10-year-old feels like the star Ruth was as he takes the field to participate in a Challenger Baseball game on Thursday at Canyon View Park between his Raptors and the Brewers.
With a mighty swing of the bat, Twiggs hits the ball up the middle. He and his buddies, McLennan (Texas) Community College players Nate Bertness and Will Fox, hold Twiggs’ hands as they run alongside him to first base. From there, the three go through a series of celebrations, starting with a simple fist bump and ending with a head-first slide into home plate.


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