Columbia, SC (WLTX) - When school is out, that means its time for Columbia Blowfish Baseball... and with players from around the country in our state that means they all need a place to stay.
"They were having trouble getting host families and we talked about it and decided it was something that we might like to do," said Jim Frye.
Jim and Johnie Frye don't have children but for the past three summers they have adopted sons and this year they have four.
"Thats part of what made us decide because we did not have that experience of having children," said Frye.
Adam Albers goes to college in St. Louis, Joese Soto in West Virginia, Micheal Wilson is from Florence and Tucker Ward is from Alabama.
"Feels just like home they treat us just like family," said Wilson.
"You feel at home, anything you need they give it to you," said Soto.
Soto who is originally from Venezuela is even teaching the family something new.
"Hola, Como esta?," said Frye.
"Its really nice when you have a good game and your whole family is in the stands happy and cheering for you that makes you so happy," said Soto.
Wilson says since he and all of his teammates are away from home.. it's good to have someone cheering for you in the stands.
And like any sports family, "We watch sports every night.. A lot of ESPN," said Johni.
Jim and Johni says they keep in contact with all their sons when they leave.
"It is very worth it.. They bring a lot of laughter a little of adventure and a lot of joy to our house," said Johni.