Twister’s 8-and-under teammates Cassie Leal, front, Lyndsay Yingling, left, Ashley Lyerla, Alexandra Texidor-Abel, Joceyln Leal and Allie Jacobsen, pose with Marty the Marauder of the Bradenton Marauders before the Feb. 18 Pros vs. Girls softball game at Birdie Tebbetts Field, 62nd Street and Flotilla Drive. The event was a benefit for the Twisters and the Manatee Women’s Resource Center. Islander Photos: Kathy Prucnell
Jose Bautista, two-time American League homerun champion, originally from the Dominican Republic and now at home in Bradenton, greets fans in the dugout at Birdie Tebbetts Field during the Feb. 18 Pros vs. Girls softball game at Birdie Tebbetts Field, Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach. Bautista primarily plays right field, but also serves as versatile utility player for the Toronto Blue Jays. The event raised approximately $3,000 for the Twisters and the Women’s Resource Center.