Cornhusker State Game Athletes Stay Cool in Severe Heat

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Cornhusker State Games kicked off this past weekend and athletes competing in a variety of sports enjoyed cool weather.

However Monday's temperatures hit triple digits, and these athletes pushed their bodies to the limit. Over 700 baseball players took the field, and for Cornhusker State Game Officials, keeping the players safe came first.

"If it's in the 100's, which it is on Monday, we will have our director ready to work with the coaches and umpires on the field to shorten the games," said Cornhusker State Games Official David Mlnarik.

Officials will also know where all the water sources near the ballpark are to make sure the athletes stay hydrated and look out for people suffering from heat exhaustion.