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Baseball: West Ranch players make a difference in their community

September 24, 2013|By Eric Sondheimer
  • A group of mostly West Ranch baseball players recently held a soft skills clinic and scrimmage for the Special Olympics Sharks softball teams.
A group of mostly West Ranch baseball players recently held a soft skills…

A group of West Ranch baseball players decided to try to make a difference in their community. The four team captains -- Chase Malynn, Ryan Vergara, Jake Spurlin and Addison Jackson -- helped form the West Ranch Action Team last year.

They have been doing volunteer projects. Their most recent project was holding a softball skills clinic and scrimmage for the Special Olympics Sharks softball teams earlier this month.  They coached 27 Special Olympics athletes, ages 15 to 43.

"It was a special and inspirational day for everyone," Coach Casey Burrill said.

Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com

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