Stepping up to the Chesbro Challenge
Claire Conklin of the Rag Shags team whacks a beach ball with a broom during Conway's Chesbro Challenge last year. Batters are directed to pick up any number of bat substitutes during the game, from brooms to frying pans to golf clubs, while pitchers throw out beach balls, softballs, wiffle balls and even frisbees.
Recorder file photo/Micky Bedell
Tom Pleasant and his son Henry, 5, run for home -- right past a discarded frying pan -- during Conway's Chesbro Challenge at the town ball field on Saturday.
The golf club was a new addition to Conway's Chesbro Challenge on Saturday, with the pitcher rolling a ball towards the plate for batters to tee off.
Participants of Conway's Chesbro Challenge on Saturday enjoy a sunny afternoon at the town ball field.
Conway resident and committee member Mike Haley, creator of the Chesbro Challenge, announces the event on Saturday with a certain snarkiness that left many participants laughing.