By Tim O’Malley
There were 177 boys and girls, from the ages 4 to 14, registered to play in this year’s season of Yorktown Little League. A great many attended the opening ceremonies on April 2 in spite of the cold that came in the night before.
Lissa Knetig, serving her fourth year as YLL president, opened the ceremonies. She recognized and expressed appreciation to all the individuals and businesses who made it possible for another season.
The players recited the Little League Pledge just before the invocation. After the playing of the National Anthem, Yorktown’s mayor Rene Hernandez threw the first pitch. It was a fast ball, low and outside.
In the final words of Knetig, “Let’s play ball,” the players rushed off the field to allow the teams playing to ‘warm up’ while they took cover to get a little warm themselves.
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