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Softball duel

Dr. Kirby Nelson connects with a pitch during a softball match between his othodontic office team, The Wire Wizards, and Snoqualmie Ridge Family Dental’s Royal Crowns. - Seth Truscott / Snoqualmie Valley Record
Dr. Kirby Nelson connects with a pitch during a softball match between his othodontic office team, The Wire Wizards, and Snoqualmie Ridge Family Dental’s Royal Crowns.
— image credit: Seth Truscott / Snoqualmie Valley Record

They might not have played as well as the pros, but players on the Royal Crowns and Wire Wizards teams walked off the field with big smiles on their faces.

The two teams, hailing from Kirby Nelson Orthodontics and Snoqualmie Ridge Family Dental, played a friendly game last Tuesday, June 16, during the first-ever “Dental Duel.”

Final score was 7-6 in favor of the Crowns, from Dr. Susan Robins’ Family Dental office.

The game was a team-building event, a way to build cameraderie among the two offices, which are across the street from one another, as well as a chance to celebrate the beginning of summer.

“There were some people who hadn’t touched a bat or mitt for more than 30 years,” Robins said. “There were some folks who had never played softball.”

Still, everyone was cheered on. Some players had five or six strikes at a bat, “because everybody wanted them to hit the ball,” Robins said.

“We had some ringers,” she added. “Some staff brought in husbands who had more experience.”

For each run her office made, Robins plans to donate a cleaning and flouride to each underpriveledged child referred to the office by Encompass.

In the future, Robins plans to make the game a fundraiser.

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