“This game was for a good cause,” said Bountiful star pitcher Lindsay Parkin. “We are all glad we could come over and help out. It helped get more people out.”
Bountiful’s Ashtin Hall said, “This was a neat experience. We’re all friends once you get us off the field. I think it was great that we could help.”
Woods Cross star for the game. Xojan Harry was emotional when talking about the game.
“It was so nice of Bountiful to be willing to be part of this. It means so much to all of us.
“They will be part of us for the rest of the season,” Harry said. “They have our back and we’ll have theirs. It’s just amazing how kind they have been to us and Coach Drott.”
Drott was also moved by the gesture.
“These kids around here are great kids,” he said. “They are very competitive and that’s good, but they understand the bigger picture.”
“I can’t put into words how much it means to my family and me to see all of these people out here for us.”
Drott’s wife, Jo Lynn, was also moved to tears over the event.
“I want to thank everyone here,” she said during a brief ceremony at homeplate. “Thank you so much. Coach loves you all.”
Hall may have summed up the afternoon best.
“Winning the softball game is great, but this is a man’s life we’re talking about,” she said. “This is a lot more important.”
Woods Cross had the most runs on the scoreboard, but the true winner was the Drott family and anyone who had the chance to play or be part of the event.