Stray dog, floating cottonwood join youth baseball game

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The season is winding down for the eight teams in the Albion Midget League, but this evening’s game against St. Mary’s Athletic Club and the Barre Cubs included some uninvited guests.

For about half the game a stray dog kept wandering on the field at St. Mary’s. The dog was finally corralled by two Albion police officers and the village animal control officer.

At times during the game it looked like it was snowing from all the cottonwood floating on the field. In this picture, Isaac Neidert for St. Mary’s doesn’t let the cottonwood distract him. St. Mary’s won the close game, 6-5.