By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer
Northborough – Despite the pandemic, traditional summer baseball continues throughout the region. On Friday evening, July 24, Northborough and Shrewsbury battled in a Worcester County Baseball League game, a league assembled after the traditional Legion baseball session was cancelled this summer. Social distancing precautions are in place for these games, so some traditions such as the post-game handshake have been suspended.
The first pitch was thrown out by 8-year-old David Fidrych, the grandson of former Major League Baseball pitcher Mark Fidrych. David, who also plays in the Northborough town league, warmed up with the players prior to the game.
Shrewsbury, now 10-0 on the season, easily defeated Northborough 12-1.