Walker Valley Lady Mustangs softball prepared for grueling 50-inning marathon
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The Blue-and-Gold will be playing itself as Blue versus Gold come Wednesday as Walker Valley holds it’s intrasquad 50-inning softball game.

This will be the third year the Lady Mustangs have held the 50-inning fundraiser and team-building game.

“It’s a great time for the girls, because they get to hang out with each other,” Walker Valley head coach Lauren Limburg said. “We play against each other and get different T-shirts; one’s the blue team and one’s the gold team.”

According to Limburg, the event is much like a walk-a-thon where the players solicit sponsors who donate money for each inning a girl plays.

“The girls send out letters and get pledges per inning. So if someone pledges a dollar an inning, that equals $50. It’s just a fundraiser that goes to help us by much needed equipment and uniforms,” Limburg explained.

The funds raised from the past 50-inning games have provided the Lady Mustangs with a new backstop and dugout netting this season. The funds also help buy some equipment and other items needed by the team.

“It’s great for team building and we get a lot of practice in. We’re going to use a pitching machine definitely because 50 innings would be extremely difficult for someone to pitch,” Limburg stated. “We use the pitching machine and it’s just great practice and the girls have a blast.”

Beginning at 10 a.m., the team will play 25 innings and then take a break for lunch and some hangout time, then finish out the remaining 25 innings.

All in all, the 50 innings plus the break for food should take about four to five hours when everything is said and done.