It’s that time of year again for kids to dust off the glove and hit the diamond, as little league baseball and softball officially opened on Saturday, April 26.
Teams were announced and uniforms handed out Saturday morning at the little league complex, with many Lakeview High School baseball and softball players on hand to teach a skills clinic and assist with umpiring and managing games.
Various stations were set up for the skills clinic teaching valuable lessons on hitting, fielding, throwing, and other fundamentals of baseball and softball, while coaches also spent time walking kids through drills to hone their abilities.
“All the fields are ready to go, a lot of volunteers have put in a tremendous amount of time getting ready for the season,” said Lakeview Little League Pres. Patrick Moss.
With nearly 250 kids participating in little league this year, the fields were packed for the various age groups along with a large contingent of volunteer coaches and parents on hand to cheer on the kids.
Games are scheduled through June 14, followed by all-star week.
Teams have kids ranging from 4 to 16-years-old in various divisions such as T-ball, coach-pitch, softball, and Babe Ruth Baseball.
Video footage highlights of the opening day’s games and fundamentals clinic is available at www.lakecountyexam.com.