Our Opinion: The sounds we’re looking for

It doesn’t come often anymore the sounds that came from the Farm Colony Complex in North Warren this weekend.

Sure, there was the constant bickering with the umpires, but that’s not the sound we’re talking about.

That just goes with the territory when bats are hitting baseballs, coaches are chirping instructions, and boys are lining fences cheering on teammates.

Those were the sounds coming from the Kinzua Sluggers Summer Slam baseball tournament held this weekend, for ages 7 to 12 on five fields.

It was a beautiful thing to bring teams from all over and kudos to the Kinzua Sluggers 10U coaches, parents and players for being amazingly gracious hosts.

It serves as a fundraiser for the travel baseball team, but that doesn’t overshadow the wonderful concessions, trophies and quick thinking on display for others.

It rained quite a bit on Saturday night into Sunday morning, but — with only a two-hour delay — Kinzua Sluggers’ coaches and parents worked vigorously on the fields. At one point on Sunday, it was on full display for all to see on a sopping wet field in the middle of the complex.

Kudos, again, for showing everyone else who we are and what we can be.


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