3rd annual Battle of the Badges Charity Softball Game held today

Published 7:57 pm Saturday, May 20, 2023

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The Atmore Fire Department (Plug Uglies) beat the Police Department (Road Runners) 22-16 in the third annual Battle of the Badges Charity Softball Game tonight at Tom Byrne Park.

The game was tied 9-9 in the fourth inning, and the Plug Uglies scored seven runs in the top of the sixth to take a big lead. PU led 20-14 entering the seventh inning.

Proceeds raised will go to the Escambia County Child Advocacy Center.

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During tonight’s game, the first pitch was thrown by Braxton Lavana.

Lavana, 11, was involved in a vehicle crash recently, and after composing himself, pulled his family out to safety.

“We can definitely call him a hero,” Game Announcer and APD Police Officer Chance Thompson said.