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Little League Tournament Players Stick To The Shade To Avoid Heat

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It's always quite a challenge to keep an eye on the little ones when it's hot. They're less likely to complain or even notice some of the first symptoms of heat stroke and other heat related illnesses. It's always quite a challenge to keep an eye on the little ones when it's hot. They're less likely to complain or even notice some of the first symptoms of heat stroke and other heat related illnesses.
RICHLAND, WA - It's always quite a challenge to keep an eye on the little ones when it's hot.

They're less likely to complain or even notice some of the first symptoms of heat stroke and other heat related illnesses.

For the little league tournament organizers in Richland they started out with a couple schedule shifts on Monday night in order to get keep those kids out of the sun. Earlier in the day rather than practice out on the fields they stayed indoors at The Batters Box in Richland to get some swings in. They had the fans inside set to high and the kids couldn't get enough of those cooling breezes.

"Drink lots of water and you have to start a couple days before, not just the day of the game. We also have strict rules of no swimming on game days and staying inside in air conditioning until you have to go outside to play," said Rolanda Jundt from the Richland National Little League Board.

Parents all have their own ways of cooling down the kids, but making sure they conserve their energy helps the kids play better and lets mom worry less about dehydration.

The little league tournament could run up until Sunday and avoiding the heat is one of the priorities for those organizers. 
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