D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - The Shearwater Dental Wave softball team sent a playful warning to their competitors on the field. Various teams from throughout D'Iberville stepped up to the plate in a triumphant return to the Rudy Moran Ballpark.
It's been five and a half years since these teams played here, and judging from their energy level, it looks like they didn't skip a beat.
"We had to relocate to the sportsplex which is on Browdy Road and share it with the boys with baseball, so today is a great day," Jessica Lahie said.
Since 1994, the D'Iberville Youth Softball team has brought girls together from throughout the community and created a safe environment for them to learn the sport and bond with one another. Participants are glad to be back.
Layla Wilson plays for the Dirt Divas.
"I can make friends, and it's like team work," Wilson said. "It just makes me feel better to play as a team."
Hafida Wilson is Layla's mother.
"We are very grateful for all the community work and all the volunteers. Katrina took us off the map, but we're really trying to get back on our feet," Hafida said. "For the volunteers from all over the state, we are so grateful."
Despite the roadblock of Katrina, the enthusiasm of the teams remained high. It took a lot of work to make today possible.
Lahie said, "They totally re-did all the bathrooms, and they totally re-did this side of everything. A of time and a lot of work went into it."
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