Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Beep baseball tournament in NC

It's great to see the local media covering a disability specialty sport like beep baseball, which is played by people with visual impairments.

From The News-Observer in N.C.:

The Sluggers and the Raleigh Rockets are rivals in the North Carolina-South Carolina beepball league.

Beepball, or beep baseball, is an adaptation of softball for visually impaired people that emphasizes keen hearing and hand-ear coordination. The softball sounds a shrill beep to help fielders track it down.

The Carolinas beepball league held its annual tournament with five teams at Herndon Park in Durham July 25-26. About 70 players participated, but by the end, it came down to Raleigh and Durham, the two-time defending champions.