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Marathon participants open Northborough’s baseball and softball season

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

 (l to r) Susan Willwerth, Keith Pellerin, Kristen McIsaac, Chris Benestad, Andy Cosgrove, and Meredith Kent, who all ran in this year’s Boston Marathon, throw out the first pitch.

(l to r) Susan Willwerth, Keith Pellerin, Kristen McIsaac, Chris Benestad, Andy Cosgrove, and Meredith Kent, who all ran in this year’s Boston Marathon, throw out the first pitch.

Northborough – The Northborough Baseball and Softball Association kicked off its 2013 season May 4 with the annual baseball parade.  The opening day was dedicated to the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. Six residents who ran in the marathon this year – Susan Willwerth, Keith Pellerin, Kristen McIsaac, Chris Benestad, Andy Cosgrove, and Meredith Kent – were invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Other opening day activities included a barbecue, hot air balloon rides, Whiffle ball tournament and a home run derby.

Photos/Jeff Slovin

The Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 color guard leads the baseball parade down Main Street.

American Legion color guard leads the baseball parade down Main Street.

Softball players Tessa James (left) and Lindsay Ogar, both of the Red Robins, march in the parade.

Softball players Tessa James (left) and Lindsay Ogar, both of the Red Robins, march in the parade.

Players and parents listen to opening day remarks by NBSA president Jim Forbush.

Players and parents listen to opening day remarks by NBSA president Jim Forbush.

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