By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The sounds of cheering and the cracking of baseballs against bats could be heard throughout the Lowndes High School, in Valdosta, Ga., on Sunday, July 31. The game began at 7 p.m. but the events began at 6 p.m. The cost of admission was one canned food item or a $1 donation for the Second Harvest Food Bank. The teams played at the Lowndes High School baseball field.
Amber Abbott sang some of her favorite songs during the pre-game warm-up and gave the crowd a taste of her talents. She also sang the national anthem at the beginning of the game.
Two teams, the Young Bruisers and the Good Ol’ Boys, were competing during the game. The Young Bruisers consisted of baseball players who were 25 years old or younger. The Good Ol’ Boys consisted of played older than 25.
A group of 10 girls from Becky’s Dance Step Studios showed off their dancing skills during the seventh inning stretch. Prior to the seventh inning, the girls came onto the field dressed in their best country attire and danced to Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl (Shake it for Me).”
There were also raffle tickets being sold, thanks to American Aluminum. The winner of the raffle got a chrome toolbox or dog box for their truck. The toolbox or dog box can be customized any way they want. It was valued at $369.