PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears are still a lot of fun to watch


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[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 13-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to [email protected]!]

Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 13

The Highline Bears have had a rough start this season. Last year, June was often canceled because of rain. This year, the Bears are playing but unable to win a lot. They have won three of the eleven scheduled games.

The games are still a lot of fun to watch with some great comebacks and some close losses in the last innings.

Each home game a player from the other team is picked as the “Hot Dog Hitter” of the game. If they strike out, everyone in the stands gets a coupon for a free 7-Eleven Big Bite Hotdog. There are also lots of field games kids can sign up for, like the pizza box race.

Here are photos from the game against the Kitsap Bluejackets on June 11, 2017. The Bears won one and lost one to them (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Before first pitch, different locals sing the anthem.

Before first pitch, different locals sing the anthem.

Even the neighbors get into the games. They play great music and cheer on the team when they hit home runs.

Here are photos from the winning game against the Thurston County Senators on June 13, 2017:

Warming up before the Senators game on June 13, 2017.

Opening Pitcher against the Senators on June 13, 2017.

Senator player Keenen, the hot dog hitter of the game, later scored on the Bears.

This Senator got himself into a pickle and was tagged out.

Pizza race on the field.

And finally here are from the tough loss to the Seattle Studs June 20, 2017, in Tacoma:

Opening Pitcher against the Studs on June 20, 2017.

This Stud got into a pickle and was able to escape.

Relief pitcher against the Studs.

There are lots more Bear photos at Highline Bears by Isabel where you can follow the team.

The next home games are this Thursday and Friday night against the San Francisco Seals.

Thank you for your time and consideration,
– Isabel H.

TICKETS
Tickets to Highline Bears home games are just $5 per person, and kids 12 and under – as well as all active/former service men & women – are admitted FREE! Tickets are available at the gate or online here:

https://highlinebears.com/schedule-tickets/

UPCOMING HOME GAMES

Thr, 22 Jun 17 San Francisco Seals Steve Cox Memorial 7:05 pm Buy Tickets
Fri, 23 Jun 17 San Francisco Seals Steve Cox Memorial 7:05 pm Buy Tickets
Sat, 1 Jul 17 Kent Bulldogs Steve Cox Memorial 7:05 pm Buy Tickets

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