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Pickup Ball Games at Mel Fuhr Ball Field Starts 2nd Season

By Gay Eskew

The second season of Sunday night pickup ball games under the lights at the Mel Fuhr Ballfield began on April 14. Depending on their skill level, the players participated in a home run derby or batting practice.
Come on down to Augusta to witness the revitalization of ball games from years past. Bring yourself, family, friends, and neighbors. Bring gloves, bats, and balls, if possible. All ages are welcome! Kids receive lots of encouragement as they develop their skills in this non-competitive multi-age environment. The number of players determines whether there are two teams for a game or another baseball-related activity. Weather permitting, play will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the Mel Fuhr Ballfield in Augusta. You are invited to watch and/or participate. Play ball!

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