The Chiefland softball players and coaches shared hugs and handshakes on the field with Ken Carpenter, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, during the lineup announcements before their game against Oak Hall last Friday.
Carpenter, who’s lived in Chiefland since 1974, said he hadn’t been to a game in about 15 to 20 years, and noted how much the softball field had changed since his last visit.
He’s remained a lifelong fan of the game.
“Baseball is probably my main sport,” he said. “That, and football.”