Baseball season begins for children with special needs

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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The Challenger League started off their season Saturday evening at the Rec Complex in Bridgeport.

The league dedicated to helping children with special needs kicked off their 16th season with a full crowd in attendance. Children from North Central West Virginia gathered together to put in a team effort and cheer one another on.

With no winners and losers, the children are able to enjoy one another's company and gain confidence and skills that they can't get anywhere else.

"There are all kinds of players out here and I'm like a helper to all of them. It's the best thing I could probably do in my life," said Eli Sanders.

We asked another player if she thought her team would win today, "Yes! I like to play baseball," said Breanna Cumberledge.

The teams will return to the fields to play for the rest of the season.