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Playing ball with a buddy

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Play ball! That’s the shout you’ll hear Saturday morning when Buddy Ball of Ruston opens its inaugural season. The coaches are set, the team rosters posted and the T-ball field at the Dixie Youth Complex has been made ready for the crack of the bat and the pop of the glove.
Buddy Ball is for special-needs youngsters whose disabilities preclude them from playing on other ball teams. But with adaptive rules, some special equipment and help from their volunteer buddies, the 30-plus boys and girls who’ll take the field can play just like everybody else.

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