Star encounter

Sophie Baker, of Saranac Lake, stands with Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts on Aug. 16 after she received the Best Camper award at the Mookie Betts Youth Baseball Fantasy Experience one-day youth baseball camp. Although Baker had never played baseball or softball before, her “perseverance, willingness to learn and positive attitude paid off.” She received the award from Betts, who is her favorite player. (Photo provided)