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The nightcap game of the double header started at 7:30 and featured Oak Ridge vs Farragut High School. I stayed late, but probably should have left earlier based on how low I had to let my shutter speed drop to get a decent exposure. In between the games, I went to get a photo-op with the representatives from the Society of Friendly Fellows and National Parkinson Foundation that were holding the silent auctions during each of the games. This photo-op wasn’t part of my assignment and the only lenses I had on me was my 70-200mm and 300mm, both of which weren’t near wide enough for the shot. I usually always carry a point and shoot with me so I can snap photos of the lineup/stats book so I figured I’d get a group shot around some of the items up for auction with that camera. I saw that it got published in Monday’s paper.
Thursday’s game was throwback night, which paid tribute to the history of baseball. They wore ole-timey uniforms, refreshments were cheap, and they used wooden bats. Congratulations to Ethan Bennett #11 for hitting a home run in 10 consecutive games. This is a new national record for the high school level. The 10th consecutive game was on Tuesday verses Knoxville Catholic. He hit his 23rd home run of the season on Thursday night. Nicky Delmonico also had a home run on Thursday night. Farragut plays their final regular season game tonight and then moves onto districts later this week.