[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. 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 11 The Highline Bears played the US Military All-Stars on Friday night, June 19. There were several special ceremonies to honor our military, our flag, and our nation.This game was full of unexpected surprises, mostly because of the sun and warm weather.In the second inning with the bases loaded and two outs, Myles Wesener (#11) hit an in-the-park grand slam….the All-Star player couldn’t find the ball because the sun was in his eyes. Colton Kelly (#3) came up to bat next and two All-Star players almost collided catching the third out.At the start of the third inning, a deep All-Star hit resulted in a bad collision between Myles and Kelly. Kelly stayed down while Myles somehow got up to get the ball. The All-Stars kept running until the umpire called time out to stop play. After being checked out, both players chose to stay in the game. Suddenly, in the middle of a pitch, the home plate umpire called time out again. Myles needed help to get to the dugout! The paramedics were called for a possible broken collarbone and concussion. The crowd gave Myles a standing cheer as he was helped out of the stadium. Kelly was also checked out but was able to stay in the game. Here’s a statement released by the Bears:

“We want to thank everyone for the well wishes for Myles Wesener, who left the game and after a collision in the outfield with Colton Kelly. Myles has a sprained collar bone and will be out for 2-3 weeks, he is in good spirits and eager to get back on the field.
Colton is doing well and resting up for the Bears tournament in Canada.”
Later, one of the All-Stars got a bad cramp running to first and had to be helped off the field. Shortly after that, a foul tip by the All-Stars made the crowd gasp….a ball landed in one of the All-Star player’s car window!It was definitely a strange game for the Bears….who won by the way…. 12-6. Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: [caption id="attachment_87440" align="aligncenter" width="490"]pre-09 A Welcome Home Opening Ceremony and Honoring Our Flag.[/caption] pre-04 military-09-ball-A [caption id="attachment_87433" align="aligncenter" width="490"]11-01 ball A #11 Myles Wesener at bat in 2nd inning.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_87432" align="aligncenter" width="490"]3-04-steal A #3 Kelly stealing second.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_87434" align="aligncenter" width="490"]11-hurt-01 Collision in the 3rd inning between #3 Colton Kelly and #11 Myles Wesener.[/caption] 11-hurt-03 [caption id="attachment_87436" align="aligncenter" width="490"]16-04-slide-A #16 Anthony Clifford avoiding the double play.[/caption] ball-02 A The Bears are off to Canada to play and I am off to Girl Scout Camp for a week. The next home game is a double header against the Snoqualmie Hurricanes on July 5. The first game starts at 11 a.m. Game statistics for the Bears can be found at https://gc.com/game-5566927b5e6b3800221284cf There are several more photos at https://www.facebook.com/HighlineBearsbyIsabel Thank you for your time and consideration, – Isabel H Age 11 Tickets are available at the gate (their full schedule is here). For more info, or to buy season tickets, visit http://highlinebears.com.]]>