EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Highland Challenger Baseball League is celebrating its fifth anniversary season, and Sunday it wrapped up another spring season.
The athletes left it all out on the field in their last game until the fall league. Every season finale is special because it’s also trophy day.
After the game, all the kids received a trophy, putting a smile on all the player’s and their family’s faces. Since all the athletes face some sort of mental or physical challenge, the trophies were extra special.
“He loves trophy day. This is his first trophy this season, so he’s super excited to get that trophy. It’s just great to see everybody succeed and get to have a chance to play a sport just like everybody else. We love that he makes it a point to get to know every kid and give a nickname to every kid,” said Kendra Connor, mother of Sam, an athlete.
The president of Challenger League Baseball, Matt Pokorney, says they had about 100 kids play during the spring season and they expect it to grow even more in the fall and beyond.