Another Little League season opens

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
H&S Pharmacy gathers around the coaches in between innings.

The weather in Marshall County may not seem like spring, but the season has changed, as evidenced by the hundreds of people in attendance for the 2008 Marshall County Little League Jamboree Saturday at the Richard Cashion Little League Complex.

The Jamboree marked the fifteenth year at the Cashion complex. Unlike last year's freezing temperatures, the weather was warm and sunny. The games, not official in the standings, are the last chance for coaches to measure the progress their players have made during the last six weeks of practice.

The smell of barbeque was in the air and the line to the concession stand window was well worth the wait. All four fields at the park were going strong, the sound of balls pinging off aluminum bats was in the air, and the kids were back in the game, having fun.

The MCLL, serving more than 800 youths of all ages in the county, began regular season games Monday and runs through the beginning of June.

A few weeks of post-season play and All-Stars match-ups means baseball and softball until mid-July in Lewisburg for the Little Leaguers.