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“Boots versus Badges” softball game kicks off Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games

Tyler Bouldin, WLOX reporter and “Boots” team member, pitches a softball to Tony DeRosa, Special Olympics athlete, during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Tyler Bouldin, WLOX reporter and “Boots” team member, pitches a softball to Tony DeRosa, Special Olympics athlete, during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Senior Master Sgt. Zackery Turbyfill, 81st Training Group military training leader superintendent, gives a high-five to Zachery Cerone, Special Olympics athlete, as they warm-up during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Senior Master Sgt. Zackery Turbyfill, 81st Training Group military training leader superintendent, gives a high-five to Zachery Cerone, Special Olympics athlete, as they warm-up during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Spectators cheer in the stands during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Spectators cheer in the stands during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander and “Boots” team coach, gives high-fives to her teammates, Col. Thomas Harrell, 81st Medical Group commander, and Senior Master Sgt. Zackery Turbyfill, 81st Training Group military training leader superintendent, as they leave the field during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander and “Boots” team coach, gives high-fives to her teammates, Col. Thomas Harrell, 81st Medical Group commander, and Senior Master Sgt. Zackery Turbyfill, 81st Training Group military training leader superintendent, as they leave the field during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Capt. Harlan Glinski, 81st Security Forces operations officer and “Boots” team member; Lee Brown, Special Olympics athlete; and Doug DeGeorge, Biloxi Police Department police officer and “Badges” team member, participate in the torch run around the baseball field during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Capt. Harlan Glinski, 81st Security Forces operations officer and “Boots” team member; Lee Brown, Special Olympics athlete; and Doug DeGeorge, Biloxi Police Department police officer and “Badges” team member, participate in the torch run around the baseball field during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the “Boots” team pose for a photo from their dugout during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Members of the “Boots” team pose for a photo from their dugout during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Maj. Michael Manning, 81st Training Support Squadron commander, and Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, put their “rally caps” on during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Maj. Michael Manning, 81st Training Support Squadron commander, and Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, put their “rally caps” on during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Lt. Col. Betsy Ross, 81st Mission Support Group deputy commander and “Boots” team member, gives a high-five to her teammate, Senior Master Sgt. Zackery Turbyfill, 81st Training Group military training leader superintendent, during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Lt. Col. Betsy Ross, 81st Mission Support Group deputy commander and “Boots” team member, gives a high-five to her teammate, Senior Master Sgt. Zackery Turbyfill, 81st Training Group military training leader superintendent, during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Zachery Cerone, Special Olympics athlete, rounds third base during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Zachery Cerone, Special Olympics athlete, rounds third base during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Capt. Harlan Glinski, 81st Security Forces operations officer and “Boots” team member, takes a swing during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Capt. Harlan Glinski, 81st Security Forces operations officer and “Boots” team member, takes a swing during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Tyler Bouldin, WLOX reporter and “Boots” team member, pitches a softball to Tony DeRosa, Special Olympics athlete, during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 20-21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)