College of Idaho softball team honors first responders

Posted at 4:44 PM, Mar 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-24 00:39:24-04

CALDWELL, Idaho — The College of Idaho softball team improved to 22-6 on the season with a sweep of British Columbia this weekend. The Yotes won the first game 4-0 and the second game 8-3.

However, the doubleheader was also about community as the Yotes honored Caldwell's first responders before the game started.

"It's become a really special even for us and for them," said Marc Maiello of the Caldwell Fire Department. "This year we made it a little bit bigger."

The fire department unveiled their new Yotes fire engine and a helicopter from Air St. Lukes landed next to the field.

Both the Yotes and the first responders work as a team to acheive success and both of those teams showed us and talked about the importance of community in Caldwell.

"It's huge," said Yotes right fielder Marissa Maddox who also hit a home run. "We just want our school on the map and everything about this city is teamwork, togetherness and community, we love it."

Maiello also told us the College of Idaho always wins on first responders appreciation day and that streak continued on Saturday.