Movie night for World Series opportunity

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Stephanie Hathcock

The Hot Spring County Highlighters after winning the Arkansas 17U Dixie League title.

After winning the Dixie League state title three weekends ago, The Hot Spring County Highlighters, as they call themselves, qualified for the Dixie League World Series that is currently going on as we speak. The Highlighters are composed of players from the schools of Haskell Harmony Grove, Bismarck, and Ouachita.

“When we started earlier this summer,” Head Coach Anthony Nail said, “we knew we could bring some kids over from those schools. Every one of these players have either played against or played with one another. So it was easy for our team to mesh back in June.”

Last Tuesday night was a great night for fans and even spectators who wanted to go out and have some fun. Coach Nail and his staff offered an outdoor movie experience to watch the legendary baseball movie, “The Sandlot”, at Warrior Field.

“We thought that it was a great idea for the community over here as well as the surrounding areas,” Coach Nail said.

There were games and other activities for kids and even adults to have some fun. Some of the players got together and started a wiffle ball game within the actual base lines at Warrior Field before the movie began.

While people waited for the movie to begin, spectators feasted on a well known backyard menu, Burgers and Hot Dogs. The assistant coaches and even Head Coach Anthony Nail helped prepare the meals.

“Tuesday was a really fun night,” said Bismarck Senior Grady Howell. “Playing with these guys during the summer is an experience I won’t forget.”

The Highlighters are currently 1-1 in the World Series and will play Virginia in an elimination game tomorrow.