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Thu, July 18

Letter: It was an honest mistake

I would like to correct some of the information that was printed in the letter to the Kingman Little League Association.

The trophy being awarded to the incorrect team was an honest mistake. The official scorebook was tallied to see which team was the winning team. A winning game was written on the wrong page of the scorebook and was missed. This was a simple miscount of the scorebook and not some malicious attempt to rob the Braves of their win.

An apology was given the night of the closing ceremonies. Lisa Julle went directly out on the field and apologized for the apparent mistake. They went directly up to the scorebox and retrieved the official scorebook to immediately complete a recount.

I was on the field that night with my camera. When the mistake was found, they made it a point to come and find me and ask me to take a picture of the winning Braves to make sure the correct team was recorded in the paper. I took a picture for them and made sure the correct picture was e-mailed directly to the Kingman Daily Miner the very next morning. Lisa Julle also called the paper to make sure they received the correct picture. Craig Schritter had no knowledge of who the winning team was before the ceremony. He simply went up to collect a trophy when his team's name was called.

Kingman Little League is a volunteer organization. The board members volunteer countless hours of their own time to insure our children have a great Little League association and have the chance to play ball. These board members deserve our heartfelt thanks for giving so much to our children and do not deserve to be slammed for an honest mistake.

Debbie Stephens



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