Austen Brown shows the proper techniques for batting.
As the Little League season winds down with the scores in and the teams ranked, one Lake Stevens team (Majors division Mariners) showed their community spirit by initiating two notable events.
First, the Mariners visited the practice of the Lake Stevens Pee Wee Team, the Eagles. Older players worked one-on-one with their younger counterparts to instruct them in hitting, pitching and fielding.
The Mariners were teaching techniques they had learned from their former minor and major league playing experience. It was a fun time for all the kids.
The Mariners coach said, “I am proud that the boys took time from their own practice to help out another team. The process of learning, demonstrating, and teaching was a chance to increase camaraderie with the next generation of Little Leaguers and the joy of baseball.”
Next, the Mariners also sponsored the first Senior Day at the ball park.
Lake Stevens Senior Citizens were invited out to the Lake Stevens Community Park to watch a game between the Lake Stevens Mariners and the Lake Stevens Yankees.
The visit to the park included free hot dogs and beverages (care of the LSLL Mariners and their sponsors). It was a great day with classic cars, great weather, and a great baseball game!
As the coach says, “I am proud of all the players and parents because they are the ones who brought these ideas to fruition. I hope this will grow and become something we will do every year.”