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Levittown Slammers at practice

Kim Nowak practices bunting during batting practice. (July

Kim Nowak practices bunting during batting practice. (July 31, 2011) Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

The Slammers are in the Babe Ruth League World Series and will play this Friday night in Colorado.

The Levittown Slammers softball team will play in
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The Levittown Slammers softball team will play in Colorado in the Babe Ruth World Series. (Aug. 2, 2011)

Danielle Fogarty plays third base for the Levittown
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Danielle Fogarty plays third base for the Levittown Slammers softball team that will play in Colorado in the Babe Ruth World Series. (July 31, 2011)

Danielle Fogarty plays third base for the Levittown
Credit: Newsday/Robert Cassidy

Danielle Fogarty plays third base for the Levittown Slammers softball team, which will play in Colorado at the Babe Ruth World Series. (Aug. 2, 2011)

Sabrina Gordek and the Levittown Slammers softball team
Credit: Newsday/Robert Cassidy

Sabrina Gordek and the Levittown Slammers softball team will compete in the Babe Ruth World Series. (Aug. 2, 2011)

Shamar Sanchez at batting practice for the Levittown
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Shamar Sanchez at batting practice for the Levittown Slammers. The Slammers are scheduled to play at the Babe Ruth World Series. (Aug. 2, 2011)

Catcher Kristen Arbiter of the Levittown Slammers softball
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Catcher Kristen Arbiter of the Levittown Slammers softball team will play at the Babe Ruth World Series. (Aug. 2, 2011)

Ashley Massoni, pitcher for the Levittown Slammers softball
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Ashley Massoni, pitcher for the Levittown Slammers softball team, during practice. The Slammers will play in Colorado in the Babe Ruth World Series. (Aug. 2, 2011)

Alana Basile fields a ground ball for the
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Alana Basile fields a ground ball for the Levittown Slammers softball team. The Slammers will play in Colorado in the Babe Ruth World Series. (Aug. 2, 2011)

Alexa Serrano at Levittown Slammers practice. The Slammers
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Alexa Serrano at Levittown Slammers practice. The Slammers are scheduled to play in the Babe Ruth World Series in Colorado. (Aug. 2, 2011)

Shamar Sanchez of Levittown Slammers softball team. The
Credit: Newsday/Robert Cassidy

Shamar Sanchez of Levittown Slammers softball team. The Slammers are playing in the Babe Ruth World Series in Colorado. (Aug. 2, 2011)

Championships the Levittown Slammers have won are embroidered
Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Championships the Levittown Slammers have won are embroidered on a coach's shirt. (July 31, 2011)

The Babe Ruth Softball League patch is worn
Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

The Babe Ruth Softball League patch is worn on the shirt of coach for the Levittown Slammers U-16 softball team. (July 31, 2011)

Jennifer Arbiter gets in batting practice at Charles
Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Jennifer Arbiter gets in batting practice at Charles Wang Park in Oyster Bay. (July 31, 2011)

The Levittown Slammers U-16 softball team, coached by
Credit: Kevin P Coughlin

The Levittown Slammers U-16 softball team, coached by Mike Gordek, far right, pose for a team photo after practice at Charles Wang Park in Oyster Bay. The Slammers are in the Babe Ruth League World Series and will play this weekend in Colorado. (July 31, 2011)

Members of the Levittown Slammers U-16 softball team
Credit: Kevin P Coughlin

Members of the Levittown Slammers U-16 softball team run off the field after practice at Charles Wang Park in Oyster Bay. (July 31, 2011)

Samantha Basile throws during practice at Charles Wang
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Samantha Basile throws during practice at Charles Wang Park in Oyster Bay. (July 31, 2011)

Members of the Levittown Slammers hydrate themselves after
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Members of the Levittown Slammers hydrate themselves after practice at Charles Wang Park. (July 31, 2011)

Sabrina Gordek catches a ball during practice at
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Sabrina Gordek catches a ball during practice at Charles Wang Park in Oyster Bay. (July 31, 2011)

Sabrina Gordek tosses a ball during practice at
Credit: Kevin P Coughlin

Sabrina Gordek tosses a ball during practice at Charles Wang Park in Oyster Bay. (July 31, 2011)

Jennifer Arbiter of the Levittown Slammers U-16 softball
Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Jennifer Arbiter of the Levittown Slammers U-16 softball team watches her teammates before her turn at batting practice at Charles Wang Park in Oyster Bay. The Slammers are in the Babe Ruth League World Series and will play in Colorado. (July 31, 0211)

Kim Nowak practices bunting during batting practice. (July
Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Kim Nowak practices bunting during batting practice. (July 31, 2011)

Kim Nowak takes batting practice. (July 31, 2011)
Credit: Kevin P Coughlin

Kim Nowak takes batting practice. (July 31, 2011)

Slammers bench coach Rob Massoni watches practice. (July
Credit: Kevin P Coughlin

Slammers bench coach Rob Massoni watches practice. (July 31, 2011)

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