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By Pilar Owens



Fifteen Aztec baseball coaches beat fourteen local law enforcement agents, 12-2, in a windy and warm baseball game Saturday evening at the Koogler Middle School field. Kris Newton, who coached the coaches, told the TALON the cops "held tough for a while," and "they all played really well."

Shane Ferrari, who played first base for the cops, told the TALON the game "was quite a bit of fun." Despite their on field rivalry, Ferrari and Newton agreed on the highlight of the game.

It was the fact that the Sheriff's Department teamed up with the Aztec baseball coaches to make the game happen and help the 16 kids on the Aztec Hitman team and their parents. The Hitmen are raising money for their trip to play in the Pee Wee Reese World Series July 9-15, in Shelton Washington. At Saturday's game they made about $300 from t-shirt and consession sales. The Hitmen need to make about $5,000 total, and are looking for sponsors.

Newton credits Nate Lemons, a fellow coach, with contacting Ferrari with the idea, Lemons and Danielle Newton for organizing the game, and Ferrari for getting on board with the idea.

The cops and coaches want to make this an annual event. So, watch out coaches, Ferrari told the TALON, "We may have lost this year, but next year we're going to take them down!"


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