[AMP-L] Military Amputees Inspire Through Softball
wayne at renardson.org
Thu Jan 19 11:13:49 PST 2012
via San Fancisco Chronicle:
Plant City, Fla. (AP) --
When a roadside bomb in Afghanistan shredded Marine Lance Cpl. Josh
Wege's legs in 2009, the former high school baseball star wondered if
he would even survive - let alone walk, run or play ball again.
But on a recent Saturday afternoon, a crowd at a Tampa-area stadium
watched him drill a pitch from former U.S. Olympic softballer Jennie
Finch over an outfielder's head and use his high-tech prosthetic legs
to run out a triple - finishing with a belly-flop slide into third
base. His Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team crushed an all-star
squad that included former pro and college players 23-8.
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