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Swinging for the fence
Beep Ball Tournament at Field of Dreams puts all students on a level playing field
Johnson High’s Andrew Jones gets a high-five from Julie Johnson after Jones’ home run at Field of Dreams Friday morning in Flowery Branch. About 250 special education students gathered at the field for a day of games, fellowship, and fun.
Ordinarily, batters are encouraged to keep their eyes on the ball. But as the players approached home plate Friday at the Field of Dreams, they found it more beneficial to rely on another sense — their hearing. Since their blindfolds wouldn’t allow them to see the ball, the players timed their swings at the oversized softball based on the proximity of the beeps it emitted.