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Wounded in war, they play to win

U.S. Marine and Iraq veteran Matias Ferriera catches

U.S. Marine and Iraq veteran Matias Ferriera catches the first pitch during a game between the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and a team of Long Islanders, including a 9/11 first responder, town officials and players and coaches from the Sag Harbor Whalers in Sag Harbor. (Aug. 4, 2012) Photo Credit: Adrian J. Fussell

When Army Capt. Ben Harrow came to visit his family on Long Island, he wasn't expecting to go to a softball game -- especially one in which some of the players were amputees from the military. -- Mackenzie Issler

Members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team
Photo Credit: Adrian Fussell

Members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team are introduced before play in Sag Harbor. (August 4, 2012).

Members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team
Photo Credit: Adrian Fussell

Members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team hold the National 9/11 Flag during the national anthem before the game in Sag Harbor. (Aug. 4, 2012).

Members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team
Photo Credit: Adrian Fussell

Members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team stand during the national anthem. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team
Photo Credit: Adrian J. Fussell

Members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team walk off the field after the national anthem. (Aug. 4, 2012)

U.S. Marine and Iraq veteran Matias Ferriera catches
Photo Credit: Adrian J. Fussell

U.S. Marine and Iraq veteran Matias Ferriera catches the first pitch during a game between the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and a team of Long Islanders, including a 9/11 first responder, town officials and players and coaches from the Sag Harbor Whalers in Sag Harbor. (Aug. 4, 2012)

U.S. Marine and Iraq veteran Kyle Earl takes
Photo Credit: Adrian Fussell

U.S. Marine and Iraq veteran Kyle Earl takes a shot during the game. (Aug. 4, 2012).

A player from the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball
Photo Credit: Adrian Fussell

A player from the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team picks up his bat before walking to the plate. (Aug. 4, 2012).

Members of the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team
Photo Credit: Adrian J. Fussell

Members of the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team celebrate their win. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team
Photo Credit: Adrian J. Fussell

Members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team pose with their rivals -- a team of Long Islanders, including a 9/11 first responder, town officials and players and coaches from the Sag Harbor Whalers. (Aug. 4, 2012).

Players of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team
Photo Credit: Adrian J. Fussell

Players of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team embrace members of the rival team after their game in Sag Harbor. (Aug. 4, 2012)

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