The Hickory Crawdads hosted the annual Walkin Roll T-ball All-Star game at L.P. Frans Stadium on Saturday, June 20. 2009.
Four teams, the Braves, Rockies, Crawdads and Rockies, squared off as the players showed off their best baseball skills with several Crawdads players and staff members on hand.
Pitchers Joe Wieland (#20) and Mark Hamburuger (#23), as well as outfielder Mike Bianucci (#3) and third baseman Matt West (#11) were on hand to assist the players. Crawdads staff members included Assistant General Manager Charlie Downs, Director of Community Relations Ashby Knack, Director of Promotions Brett Koch, Account Representatives Kathryn Bobel, Kim Scercy, and Kyle Koch, and the Crawdads play-by-play man Andrew Buchbinder. Conrad the Crawdad also made an appearance to add to the pandemonium on the field!
In its 15th season at L.P. Frans Stadium, the Walkin' Roll All-Star game allows those with disabilities to take the field with the pros. The event is always special for those who participate, and the Crawdads thank the Walkin Roll League for allowing us to be a part of the lives of these special people.
For more information about the Walkin Roll League, visit their website at www.walkinroll.org.
Below are links featuring many of the scenes from this morning.
Walkin Roll League Photo Gallery 1
Walkin Roll League Photo Gallery 2
Walkin Roll League Photo Gallery 3
Walkin Roll League Photo Gallery 4
Walkin Roll League Photo Gallery 5
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