Old Rochester Little League Opening Day was held Saturday, May 2nd at Old Hammondtown Fields in Mattapoisett, MA. The Major Leagues, Minors, Triple A, Double A, and Single A all gathered at Knights of Columbus in Mattapoisett and marched to the ball field at Old Hammondtown. The teams and coaches were announced and the national anthem was sung by Sarah Achorn.
The first ball was thrown out and the words “Play Ball” were spoken and the official season of Old Rochester Little League began.
Games were played on Lambo field later in the day as well as Rochester and Marion fields.
Over 300 kids are involved in Little League this year. The tri-towns of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester have combined to form the Old Rochester Little League for 3 years now. The teams are mixed with children from each town on every team. It’s a great way to get the kids familiar with kids they will be in school with come junior high. Opening Day alternates between the three towns every year. Next year the parade will head back to Rochester.
It was a beautiful day to be outside and enjoying the sport of baseball!
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