Monday, October 19, 2009

A weekend with the Ballbusters

This weekend we had our annual Hester-Sykes tournament. Basically, it is a softball tournament that our police association hosts as a way for officers to get together, play some ball, and just have a good time. It usually ends with funds that were raised being donated to local charities.

Last year, we had a group of female officers that wanted to play in the tournament but rarely got any playing time in the field since the guys take winning so seriously. They came together and we formed the first-ever all-women's police softball team.

This year is our second year playing. We don't expect to win anything, but we have a good time. And after last year, we have lots of people who come to the park just to watch us play and hang out with us between the games!

Here are a few pics from the weekend:

Friday night: getting everything set up.

The BallBuster tent. Funnest place to hang in the whole ball park!

The ladies in pink...warming up!

First group photo: we were missing a few of the girls.

The guys didn't take us too seriously.

Until we started striking them out...

...by distracting them with our "secret" weapon. The dance pole! (I told ya we had a good time!)

Then they decided to take us a little more seriously. (Well, as serious as you can be when you're swinging a pink t-ball bat...another one of our winning techniques: switch all their bats!)

Me at bat:

And running to first after bustin' the ball! We are the Ballbusters!

A final group shot.

Me modeling our jerseys

Back of my jersey:





5 comments:

Mom said...

Looks like you still got it! Maybe next year it will be warmer and the kids could be cheerleaders.

Shanda said...

LOVE IT! Glad you had a great time!

Amanda said...

I love the back of your shirt! Looks like you had a blast. You girls need to beat the boys more often.

Anonymous said...

Good pictures, looks like you had lots of fun.

Grandmama

♥Kim said...

Loveing that pink and camo! Work it mamma! :)