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Alumni baseball game transitions summer season for Bulls

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As the 2020 summer season rounds its final base, the 18U Bulls baseball team held a game with their alumni and parents on Wednesday at Prosinski field. The game doubles as an end of season celebration and a kick-off to the future. Next year, the baseball program in Buffalo is moving out of its current league and into American Legion Baseball. 

Wes Killian stretches to catch a throw from the pitcher that forced baserunner Joe Musselman back to first

Wes Killian stretches to catch a throw from the pitcher that forced baserunner Joe Musselman back to first on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Mussleman was safe on this throw and then stole a number of bases after this throwback.

Chris Meyer laughs after making it to third base

Chris Meyer laughs after making it to third base on Wednesday, Aug. 5. While no one was officially keeping score, several kids playing on the edge of the fence were proud to say that the boys were winning by lots.

Mason Moon launches away from second base to catch the throw down

Mason Moon launches away from second base to catch the throw down on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Baserunner Chris Meyer made it safely to second.

Jake Wright watches during his swing early in the game against the Buffalo Bulls

Jake Wright watches during his swing early in the game against the Buffalo Bulls on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Wright was tagged out on a slide into second base on the next play, during which he popped his shoulder out of place.

Parents and alumni watch as Bulls pitcher Nathan Swanston stretches to release his pitch

Parents and alumni watch as Bulls pitcher Nathan Swanston stretches to release his pitch on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Both teams had a few extra players and rotated positions between innings.

Chase Treseder, 5, watches the game for as long as possible

After the game caught his eye walking by, visitor to town Chase Treseder, 5, made his dad stop to watch the game for a while on Wednesday, Aug. 5. From Utah, Treseder just finished his baseball season and said his favorite position is hitting. When his dad said they had to go, he replied with a quick, “just one more.” The next hit caused a double play, a note to end on.

Damian Brown watched from the edge of the dugout as his teammates came up to bat

Damian Brown watched from the edge of the dugout as his teammates came up to bat on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Brown didn’t bat in the inning but stayed outside the dugout to watch.

Alumni player Trenton Whipple looks to release his pitch

Alumni player Trenton Whipple looks to release his pitch on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Whipple took over as pitcher a few innings into the game. Whipple was joined on the alumni and parent team by his dad Donnie, who said that only a few years ago they were playing against each other.

Everyone in the dugout looked up to watch a pop fly that was ultimately caugh

Everyone in the dugout looked up to watch a pop fly that was ultimately caught on Wednesday, Aug. 5. The 18U team took on the group of alumni players and a few dads for the end of season game.

Scott Musselman hassles his son Joe before heading off the field for the day

Scott Musselman hassles his son Joe before heading off the field for the day on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Musselman played on the parent and alumni team and gave the boys a hard time here and there.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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