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Bat girl Brooke

Elliott LapinMay 19, 2019

Not many high school baseball teams have an official bat boy or girl, but the Hargrave Falcons definitely do.

Brooke Sample, the seven-year-old daughter of assistant coach Troy Sample and Hargrave teacher and assistant coach Brandy Sample has become a fixture in the Falcons’ dugout.

“She gets as excited as I do,” Troy said. She likes to get dressed before the game. The night before she likes to tell me, ‘Daddy, we got a game tomorrow.’”

Brooke gets the bat after a player reaches base, leads chants, and provides spirit and positivity in the dugout.

Coach Tom DeBerry was all for the idea when Troy brought it up to him and said he didn’t even have to ask.

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