Buena Vista softball reunion a big hit

By Stephen Peck

Last Saturday, about 50 former softball players, managers and umpires reunited in Buena Vista at the first annual softball reunion. Ronnie Coffey, a recent USSSA slow-pitch softball hall of fame inductee and Buena Vista softball legend, organized the event. In its heyday, Buena Vista boasted 47 softball teams – but now, the field is gone and there is not a men’s softball team in town. The decline in Buena Vista softball is attributed to the closing of several factories in recent years.