68 of our church family joined together at Shaw Park in Winnipeg to watch the Winnipeg Goldeyes take on the Lincoln Saltdogs in American Association Baseball. This game was sponsored by Athlete in Action, an Evangelical organization for professional athletes.
The first eight innings of the ball game went by fairly quickly with the Goldeyes take a 3-0 nothing lead to the top of the 9th, but that is when the fireworks began. Lincoln came back to score four runs in the top of the 9th to lead the game 4-3. However, the Goldeyes would not disappoint those in attendance as they got a 2 run home-run from Reggie Abercrombie in the bottom of the 9th to win the game 5-4.
But, even more than the excitement of the ball game, was the excitement to see our church family laughing and having a good time together. The Goldeyes' players were nice enough to give a number of the kids balls, as we were sitting just beside the Goldeyes bullpen. A beautiful evening was enjoyed by all and we thank the Winnipeg Goldeyes for making ticket prices reasonable so that entire families could enjoy the outing.