Columbia Little Leaguers Brave 100 Degree Heat
COLUMBIA - The Daniel Boone Little League Field hosted some of the last baseball games of the season Wednesday in heat that topped out at more than 100 degrees.
Columbia reached 103 degrees Wednesday, breaking the 32-year old record of 101 for June 27. The kids were still out there though, many of them complaining about the heat. Some were okay with it, and some held tightly to their giant water coolers. Parents shuttled in and out of the dugouts, bringing their kids water.
According to Little League Baseball's official website, players should be properly hydrated before, during, and after the game. The website says kids should drink 10-16 ounces of cold fluid before the game, at least 4-8 ounces each 15 minutes during the game, and it helps to drink beverages with sodium and electrolytes like Gatorade or similar products.