Day by day
Baseball field fulfills special sports dreams
By LIZ THOMPSON
June 22, 2015
Playing baseball and cheering your team on from the dugout or bleachers is a dream of many young people.
Omar Berete, 16, of Grove City, is one such boy. “My nickname is OB. I love to run the bases!” he said, smiling.
Crystal Carter, 15, of Galloway, said, “I keep playing hard, just like a baseball! I’ll never give up till I get a home run!”
In 1950, the very first Central Ohio Little League team was formed in Grove City. The Lions Club was the original sponsor and 65 years later continues in that role.
“Some of us played in the Little League in the 1950s and got help. We are giving back,” Ron Gabriel said.
Along with Gabriel, Jack Widner, Larry Thomas, Jay Pozz and Jimmie Harris all played and still play…
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