Local Beep Baseball team gets ready for World Series
Irondequoit, N.Y. -- Our national pastime with a twist: trying to hit a baseball without ever seeing the ball.
They call it Beep Baseball, which helps the blind and visually-impaired.
The Rochester Pioneers played on Saturday. Batters and the defense wear blindfolds, and, thanks to a beeping ball, can get a hit or make a play on the field.
"There's nothing like being out in that field, finding that ball and holding it in the air and hearing that called out," said Kirstyn Smith, player for the Rochester Pioneers.
"It's just a very rewarding experience for all the volunteers, and we learn from them and hopefully they learn from us," said Ron Kampff, assistant coach and pitcher for the Rochester Pioneers.
This is the local team's second year. They're heading to Iowa in two weeks for the World Series.