The Miracle League of Southlake is blessed to be able to serve the needs of young athletes with widely varying disabilities. Of the 14 players assigned to the Cardinals roster, 9 of them are wheel chair bound, creating the potential for challenges in managing the batting order since there is limited room in each dugout. Through the combined efforts of Coach Tammie Aeppli, her assistant Lara Burnside and team mom Christie Fine, they defined a solution that makes this a very manageable process.
At the beginning of each inning, Christie calls out the batting order and players line up in the dugout in order with the last person to bat being the first person to enter the dugout. To watch this process work as well as it does is a credit to everyone involved, including buddies who are responsible for ensuring that each player is in his/her proper position in the duogut.
This is yet another example of the commitment made by so many of our league volunteers to ensure that game day is a memorable experience for the layers. In the end, however, there is just as much enjoyment on the part of the volunteers as for the players themselves.
Join us on game day and experience the joys of a Miracle League game; games continue through May 21. See you at the ballpark!