NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A high school in the Bronx hosted a sporting event that many are just learning about — a blind baseball game.
Monsignor Scanlan High School played ball with the New York Lions in Throggs Neck.READ MORE: Expect Gas Prices To Tick Up Even More In Philadelphia Area After Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack, AAA Says
The Lions play adaptive baseball. There are bells in the ball, no pitchers, and players get audio cues to run the bases.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Release New Images Of Teen Wanted For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Woman For 3 Hours
Most of the athletes played baseball before losing all or some of their sight and stuck with the sport because they love it.
“I like comradery with the teammates, the on-the-field communication, the rush I get when I get a hit,” Lions player Alvin Suarez said. “It’s awesome.”MORE NEWS: Residents In Marple Township Get Opportunity To Weigh In on PECO's Plans For Natural Gas Reliability Station
Only two blind teams currently exist, and both are located in New York, but organizers hope to expand.