by Ayla Yersel
It’s a Wednesday night at Oakledge Park in August, just after 6 pm, and the first kickball game of the night just started.
Lime green t-shirted players cluster in groups on the edge of the field to cheer on their teammates. The sound of laughter and conversation fills the air, punctuated by the regular thud of kickballs meeting sneakered feet. The fall league just started, so things are a bit more relaxed-- fewer teams and a more casual atmosphere than the summer league.