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A potion for fun: young softball players play in Halloween costumes

Joe Napsha

The princesses came out to play Tuesday night in Youngwood, and everyone was treated to a fun time without any dastardly tricks.

Girls ages 5 to 8 who played on the Scottdale Fast Pitch and the Youngwood Cheetahs enjoyed a spirited game of softball at a ball field on Newell Street while wearing their favorite costumes. Some girls added face paint to their costume, a variation of “putting on their game face” — a phrase some might learn if they pursue the sport long enough.

Carina Muchoney of Hunker, who was keeping score for the Youngwood Cheetahs coached by her husband, Mark Muchoney, said the girls were excited to dress in their Halloween costumes.

“This is a great way to end the season,” which was the first for many of the girls, said Muchoney, whose husband was dressed as Spider-Man as he stood in the infield.

“We’re a softball family on the field,” Carina Muchoney said.

The girls from both teams came dressed in a variety of costumes and others just had their faces painted, wearing a regular uniform. They managed to field the ball, throw it and bat while wearing their costumes.

“It’s about the girls having fun. That’s what is most important,” said Mark Sillaman of Latrobe, one of the coaches for the Scottdale team.

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252, [email protected] or via Twitter .


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Youngwood softball player Avery Preston, 8, dressed as Wonder Woman, takes coaching instruction between innings during a game on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at the Youngwood ball fields. Scottdale played Youngwood and both teams agreed to host a Halloween theme game to close out the fall ball season.
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Youngwood player Mia Muchoney, 7, heads to bat during softball game on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at the Youngwood ball fields. Muchoney was dressed as a unicorn for a halloween costume.
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Mark Muchoney, coach of Youngwood softball, picks up his son, Mack Muchoney, 2, while playing between innings, with his daughter, Mia Muchoney, 7, at right, during a softball game on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at the Youngwood ball fields. The teams agreed to host a first-time Halloween theme game to close out the fall ball season.
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Players take to the outfield in costume, some dressed as angels, during a game Tuesday at the Youngwood ball fields. The coaches of both teams — the Scottdale Fast Pitch and the Youngwood Cheetahs — agreed to host a Halloween-themed game to close out the fall season.
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Youngwood players including Piper Hoppel, 7, and Mia Muchoney, right, watch their team play softball from their dugout in their Halloween costumes on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at the Youngwood ball fields.
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Youngwood’s head coach Mark Muchoney, dressed as Spider-Man, coaches in the infield as Scottdale’s Lexus Ansell, 7, gestures to her coach after making a run to second dressed as a pink skeleton during a game on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at the Youngwood ball fields. It was the first time the kids dressed up in Halloween costumes to play softball.
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