Miracle League of Ellis County kicked off its fall season Saturday, Oct. 5, at its new, all-accessible field at the Optimist Fields Complex in Waxahachie. The league provides children and youth who have special needs the opportunity to participate in the sport of baseball.
Players lined up on the field as the different teams and their members were introduced to the large crowd on hand that included families, friends and community members, as well as Waxahachie ISD baseball program players, among others.
The national anthem was sung by Maggie Witten, with the first pitch thrown out by Mayor David Hill.
Opening day saw two games played: the first between the Red Sox and Phillies, with the second between the Braves and Pirates.
“Thank you to our Mayor David Hill, Boyz2Men Mentors, Waxahachie Indian Baseball RBI Club and all the independent buddies on the field who made today possible,” a Miracle League spokesman said, expressing appreciation also to MyTee Sweet Snow Cones and Johnson Baseball Group for their support.
“Thank you also to our Miracle families – new and old,” the spokesman said. “We are so looking forward to this season together.”
The remainder of the season is listed below, with the community encouraged to attend and support the players.
Oct. 12 – 12:30 p.m. Pirates vs. Red Sox, with a 1:30 p.m. game between the Phillies and Braves
Oct. 19 – 12:30 p.m. Braves vs. Pirates, with a 1:30 p.m. game between the Red Sox and Phillies
Oct. 26 – 12:30 p.m. Phillies vs. Braves, with a 1:30 p.m. game between the Pirates and. Red Sox
Nov. 2 – 12:30 p.m. Red Sox vs. Phillies, with a 1:30 p.m. game between the Braves and Pirates
Nov. 9 – 12:30 p.m. Pirates vs. Red Sox, with a 1:30 p.m. game between the Phillies and Braves
For more information about the Miracle League of Ellis County, visit its Facebook page by the same name or its @name, @miracleleagueofelliscounty. Organizers can be contacted via the page.