MILLBROOK, AL (WSFA)- It's more than a game for some baseball players in Elmore County, they're showing what good sportsmanship is off the field.
On Saturday, players with the Millbrook Sox, all under the age of seven, played the Mudcats from Moore, Oklahoma during the Alabama Super NIT Tournament in Opelika.
The Mudcats' hometown would soon be devastated by an EF-5 tornado.
Now, the Sox are reaching out to help their former opponents with prayers and donations raised from parents of their players at this week's practices.
Coach Brandon Barrett said several of the players' parents reached out to parents of those on the Mudcats' team to make sure they made it home safe.
A sign on the fence at The Sox's practice field proclaims, "Beyond the Field" as a way of showing that important things of life can go beyond the baseball field.