Special Olympics holds softball tourney in Mt. Sterling

Some of the Madison County Tigers athletes, coaches, and unified partners gather for a team victory photo after defeating the Pickaway County Hawks 9-7 in one of the morning matches.

(Posted Aug. 14, 2023)

By Dedra Cordle, Staff Writer/Photographer

Special Olympics athletes, coaches, supporters, and unified partners gathered for the 3rd Annual Tigers Invitational Softball Tournament on Aug. 5 at Mason Park in Mount Sterling. The Madison County Special Olympics program hosted the tournament which featured friendly but also fiercely competitive games between the Madison County Tigers, Fayette County Dragons, and Pickaway County Hawks.

Madison County Tigers catcher Jacob Kuhn takes a breather during a brief pause in the action.
Fayette County player Joe Sosa (left) is watchful as Madison County Tigers player Khloe Appleyard gets ready to sprint to second base.
Madison County Tigers volunteer Ashley McGinnis prepares for the next potential play.
Madison County Tigers player Houston Gray runs to third base during a unified match against the Pickaway County Hawks.
Madison County Tigers player Kamrie Fulton, 9, takes a swing during an early morning game against the Fayette County Dragons.
Madison County Tigers player Calina Appleyard awaits the pitch.
Madison County Tigers player Courtney Salters launches the ball toward first plate in a unified match against the Pickaway County Hawks.
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