Charity baseball game raises $700 for Miracle League

By Joel Charron

Members of the General Amherst boy’s baseball team and the Lady Gens slo-pitch joined forces to help take down a group of Amherst teachers in a charity baseball game.

The game was in aid of raising money for the Miracle League.

General Amherst student vice-president Meaghan Marton said there were 242 tickets sold for the event, which took place Friday afternoon at Bill Wigle

Teachers and students joined forces to raise over $700 for the Miracle League Friday afternoon. Teachers pulled away in the late innings to win 10-6


Marton mentioned that the charity game raised roughly $750.

The teachers jumped out to a quick four run lead in the bottom of the first, which was cut in half by the students in the next inning.

The students would crawl within one run in the third, however the teachers restored a two-run lead in their half of the third for a 5-3 score.

A few questionable calls by the first and third base umpires gave the students life in the fifth and sixth innings, which saw them take the lead in the top of the sixth.

Sensing pending doom the Amherst teachers banded together to thwart a strong surge of their much younger opponents, scoring three runs in the sixth and closing it out with two runs in the eighth for a 10-6 win.

“It looks like everyone had a really good time,” said Marton. “It was a fun game to watch.”

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