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Softball: Karns vs Powell

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Tuesday I wanted to get out and shoot some softball. I looked on the schedule and saw Powell was hosting Karns.  I hadn’t shot any softball yet so it would be a good opportunity for me to practice before I got assigned to shoot a softball game.  Living in Powell, this is also a very convenient school to cover.  Both Powell and Karns are in the coverage area of the paper I shoot for, but usually another photographer gets assigned to them while I primarily get assigned to cover the West Knoxville schools.  Covering softball is kind of like covering baseball, but on a smaller field.  This also affords photographers that may not have much reach via their 70-200mm lens a chance to shot pretty tight with minimal cropping afterwords.

I normally like to shoot a few innings behind the backstop near home plate.  Powell’s field didn’t really allow that so I spent most of my time near the end of each dugout.  I didn’t stay very long, mostly because I was mainly interested in getting some practice in and had some other things I needed to take of that night as well. Powell ended up with the 1-0 win over Karns. Here just a few photos from that game.

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