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Opening Day kicks off Northborough Little League season

By Greg Arnold, Contributing Writer

AA baseball player Ian Goodnow tests his pitching speed.

AA baseball player Ian Goodnow tests his pitching speed.

Northborough – The Northborough Baseball and Softball Association (NBSA) kicked off their 2014 Little League season May 3.

Memorial Field in Northborough played host to the second annual NBSA Opening Day event that began with a parade of the little league teams from downtown to the field and a ceremonial first pitch by first responders.

Boys and girls from the ages 6 to 12, along with their families, were able to participate in a number of fun activities. These included a dunk tank, bouncy house, inflatable obstacle course, face painting, batting cage, homerun derbies and a fast pitch. A Re/Max hot air balloon was on site to take players and their families up for an aerial view of the town.

Along with the family-friendly activities, the event served as a formal beginning to the new Challengers division. Boys and girls with disabilities ages 6 to 18 from Northborough, Southborough and Westborough are able to participate. This is the first time that a Challenger division will be offered in the area.

The day concluded with a couple of Little League games at the fields.

Michael Cashel, an AA player, participates in one of the two homerun derbies.

Michael Cashel, an AA player, participates in one of the two homerun derbies.

(Photos/Greg Arnold)

 

Concessions offered at Northborough Baseball and Softball Association’s Opening Day.

Concessions offered at Northborough Baseball and Softball Association’s Opening Day.

Majors softball player Lizzy Sciacca supervises the inflatable obstacle course.

Majors softball player Lizzy Sciacca supervises the inflatable obstacle course.

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