DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Some of the finest Wiregrass softball players were able to get back into the swing of things for a couple of hours at the diamond classic senior send-off.
“Well this year is a little unexpected and not something that people prepared for but Rhonda did a fantastic job adapting to what’s going on and everyone bought in and so this year some of these seniors didn’t even have a home game, said Kasey Cooper, a former Auburn third baseman and Dothan product.
The athletes got a chance to put that jersey one last time to reflect on the good times and hopefully catch a break from COVID-19 which ended their season.
The first event at the plate was the home run derby which consisted of about five participants. In the first round, it was all Jaala Torrence with Ashford’s Darian Bell coming in second. The two battled it out in the final round with Torrence winning and hitting about 18 home runs.
Torrence says it felt good to be out there letting it rip.
“It felt good to be out there hitting in front of my community, parents, and family. It meant a lot to us just because we didn’t get the season we wanted Torrence said. Just to get out here to play in front of the community it means so much and we’re so thankful to Rhonda and everybody who made this happen.”
After the derby, the derby participants along with other players were honored with a certificate and goodie bag before playing in a doubleheader.