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Old Town Versus Del Ray: Neighborhoods to Battle at 5th Annual Softball Game, Thursday, May 25

Team Captains Bill Blackburn (left) and Trae Lamond (right) facing off before the big game. (Photo Chris Damond)
Team Captains Bill Blackburn (left) and Trae Lamond (right) facing off before the big game. (Photo Chris Damond)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – “The win/loss is 2 to 2, so this year is critical,” says Del Ray’s Pat Miller, about the upcoming rival softball match between Old Town and Del Ray businesses.  The game is set for Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Little Simpson Field, 426 E. Monroe Avenue.

“Better be there around 5:30,” says Miller because a couple of key vendors will be on hand including a food truck as well as Scuttlebutt Cookies and The Dairy Godmother.

Tickets are free to this popular showdown on the field started by Pork Barrel BBQ’s Bill Blackburn (Del Ray) and Chadwick’s Restaurant (Trae Lamond).  Mayor Justin Wilson will throw out the first ball at 6 p.m. and between the 4th and 5th innings, a mascot race is scheduled between Burke & Herbert Bank’s Parrot, Del Ray Business Association’s Turkey (for the Trot of course), and Newzie, the blak and white striped-mascot for The Zebra Press.

Umpires include Alexandria’s City Manager Jim Paragon and its former Sheriff Dana Lawhorne.  All proceeds benefit the Alexandria Little League.  Major sponsors include Yates Automotive, Port City Brewing COmpany and Simpson Development.

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Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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