Batting Against Sexual Assaults

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Some Brazos Valley softballers braved the heat and cracked bats to raise money for a good cause.

The fourth annual Crosstown-Lockdown coed softball tournament was held Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for Rape Crisis Center Brazos Valley.

Eleven teams comprised of police officials, prosecutors, and civilians took the field to bat for bragging rights. News 3's Crystal Galny and Bob French even took part by sitting in the celebrity dunking booth.

Despite all the fun and games, rape crisis center Director of Outreach Programs Kari Leavell said the message of the event is that teamwork is needed to stop sexual assaults.

"Sexual violence in a problem but together we can work to end it and we can't end it without working together," Leavell said.

The tournament's championship game got underway late Saturday evening.