What do Woody from “Toy Story,” a piece of bacon and a man riding an ostrich have in common?
All three were playing baseball at the first Hallow- een Spooktacular Baseball Bash at Nolan Ryan Field last week.
The Javelina baseball team played baseball in silly and fun costumes, treating fans, parents and kids to a spooky specter of a game.
“I thought it was really entertaining,” said Alicia
Martinez, an Animal Science major. “It’s nice to see how involved they were to let the community come in and see the baseball team.”
Along with the game, there was a small costume contest- -twin vikings, Willie from Duck Dynasty, and others. The winning costume was a little girl dressed as Princess Rapunzel.
This game wasn’t your usual nine innings, three strikes and you’re out type of game. It was just a casual mess around, let’s play ball type of game.
“It was fun, I’m glad everyone is having a good time,” said Tiffany Utley, Biomedi- cal Science major.
Laughter and joy wasn’t
all that was batted about, stealing bases, running for home or hitting a double
in uncomfortable costumes seemed to ring in the coming of a good season.
This first Spooktacular was a hit with parents and trick or treaters, so look for a repeat next year.
“Yes, I do think so because they brought a lot of people, and [those people] got to see how [the baseball team] interacts,” Martinez said