Playing ball: Miracle Leaguers take the field
With parents and fellow players encouraging him, Sam Blomquist stands at home plate, eyes squinted because of the evening’s low sun but trained on the ball being lobbed his way.
After a few hard swings, Sam squares up, waits for the pitch and then connects for a bouncing grounder that heads toward right field.
Sam tosses his bat and hustles to first base as the parents and players cheer him on.
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