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Ole Miss softball team's visit a 'home run' with Batson patients

Published on Thursday, March 15, 2018

Media Contact: Jay Ferchaud

Superhero gear, princess gowns and board games scored plenty of smiles from patients as 21 Lady Rebels stopped in for a visit at Batson Children’s Hospital on their way to play Southeast Louisiana State on Wednesday. The team will be back on the diamond in Oxford on Friday, when they play South Carolina.

Ole Miss softball players, from left, Kaitlin Lee, Alex Schneider and Brittany Finney share princess finery with Batson Children's Hospital patient Emma Grace Simpson of Hattiesburg.
Ole Miss softball players, from left, Kaitlin Lee, Alex Schneider and Brittany Finney share princess finery with Batson Children's Hospital patient Emma Grace Simpson of Hattiesburg.

 

Ole Miss softball player Elantra Cox and Children's of Mississippi patient Nasi Rai Strickland play superhero during Cox's visit to Batson Children's Hospital.
Ole Miss softball player Elantra Cox and Nasi Rai Strickland, Batson Children's Hospital patient, play superhero.

 

Ole Miss softball players Paige McKinney and Alyssa Clayton play tic-tac-toe with Batson Children's Hospital patient Blake Stone of Philadelphia.
Ole Miss softball players Paige McKinney, left, and Alyssa Clayton play tic-tac-toe with Blake Stone of Philadelphia, a Batson Children's Hospital patient.

 

Spider-Man has a couple of helpers: Ole Miss softball player Izzy Werdann and Batson Children's Hospital patient Jase Thorpe of Brookhaven.
Spider-Man has a couple of helpers: Ole Miss softball player Izzy Werdann and Jase Thorpe of Brookhaven, a Batson Children's Hospital patient.

 

Ole Miss softball players Brittany Finney, left, and Alex Schneider give Batson Children's Hospital patient Emma Grace Simpson of Hattiesburg a ride in her pink convertible during a hospital visit Tuesday.
Finney, left, and Schneider give Simpson a ride in her pink convertible.

 

Ole Miss softball players paid a visit to Batson Children's Hospital Tuesday on their way to a game against Southeast Louisiana State in Hammond, Louisiana.
The Ole Miss softball players gather for a team photo at Batson Children's Hospital.