First Responders, Military Host Charity Softball Game

Sgt. Buddy Croy puts his bat on the ball Tuesday afternoon at the Borst Park Fields in Centralia.

By The Chronicle

Centralia first responders, making up the team Guns & Hoses, played the United States Military All-Star team in a charity softball game Tuesday evening at Borst Park. Money raised through sponsorships was donated to the All-Star team to help fund their travel.

Centralia Police Department Sgt. Buddy Croy said the All-Stars won handily with a final score of 16-3, marking the second victory for the All-Stars against Guns & Hoses after their previous game about four years prior.

“We gave it a good go. It was fun, it was a good time. We got to honor a couple of WWII veterans at the beginning of it. It was just all around a good time,” said Croy.

The Centralia Police Officers Association wrangled sponsors for the free event, with CFAC Auto Center in Chehalis being the largest contributor.

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