Kids with special needs become the stars for MVP game

Varsity baseball players at Agoura High School partnered up with special needs students for the 6th annual Agoura High MVP game on Feb. 24. The students were taught how to hit the ball and run the bases as a crowd of students cheered them on. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Agoura High student Francisco Chinchilla raises his arms in the air after hitting the ball during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP baseball game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and shows them how to play baseball.

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Agoura High student Francisco Chinchilla raises his arms in the air after hitting the ball during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP baseball game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and shows them how to play baseball.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Agoura High student Francisco Chinchilla, right, raises his arms in the air after crossing home plate while being cheered on by varsity player David Appleby during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP baseball game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and shows them how to play baseball.

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Agoura High student Francisco Chinchilla, right, raises his arms in the air after crossing home plate while being cheered on by varsity player David Appleby during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP baseball game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and shows them how to play baseball.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Agoura High varsity baseball player Chad Weber, left, and Chris Jasso laugh before the start of the 6th annual Agoura High MVP game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and teaches them how to play baseball.

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Agoura High varsity baseball player Chad Weber, left, and Chris Jasso laugh before the start of the 6th annual Agoura High MVP game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and teaches them how to play baseball.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Agoura High student Ibrahin Shaheen (cq) runs to first base after hitting the ball during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP baseball game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and shows them how to play baseball.

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Agoura High student Ibrahin Shaheen (cq) runs to first base after hitting the ball during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP baseball game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and shows them how to play baseball.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Varsity baseball player Brandon Shearer, left, runs alongside Agoura High student Toby Crosby as he runs towards home base during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP baseball game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and shows them how to play baseball.

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Varsity baseball player Brandon Shearer, left, runs alongside Agoura High student Toby Crosby as he runs towards home base during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP baseball game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and shows them how to play baseball.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Agoura High student Brandon Hosizk, left, receives a fist-bump from varsity baseball player Ryan Fineman 6th annual Agoura High MVP baseball game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and shows them how to play baseball.

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Agoura High student Brandon Hosizk, left, receives a fist-bump from varsity baseball player Ryan Fineman 6th annual Agoura High MVP baseball game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and shows them how to play baseball.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Agoura High student Nick Russo sings along to the National Anthem before the start of the 6th annual Agoura High MVP game on Feb. 24

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Agoura High student Nick Russo sings along to the National Anthem before the start of the 6th annual Agoura High MVP game on Feb. 24

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Agoura High student Francisco Chinchilla hits the ball of the tee during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP baseball game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and shows them how to play baseball.

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Agoura High student Francisco Chinchilla hits the ball of the tee during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP baseball game on Feb. 24. The game pairs varsity baseball players with students with special needs and shows them how to play baseball.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Agoura High student Anni Hull smiles after scoring a run during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP game on Feb. 24

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Agoura High student Anni Hull smiles after scoring a run during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP game on Feb. 24

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Agoura High student Ibrahin Shaheen, left, and varsity baseball player Nick Kokiousus hang out during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP game on Feb. 24

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Agoura High student Ibrahin Shaheen, left, and varsity baseball player Nick Kokiousus hang out during the 6th annual Agoura High MVP game on Feb. 24

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