Even with the home field advantage, the Bakersfield College baseball team did not stand a chance against the rowdy players from St. John’s Lutheran, most of whom were missing teeth.
At the end of the afternoon on April 20, the scoreboard read 99-0 in favor of the visiting first-graders. The game is a yearly field trip for teacher Lynn Bumerts and her students during which they enjoy an afternoon of baseball and hot dogs with the ‘Gades.
“It’s always the best field trip of the year,” Bumerts said. “All the kindergartners want to be in my class because they want to go on the field trip.”