Scenes From Everett Little League Season Opener

The Everett Little League T-ball and Farm teams kicked off their season last week at Sacramone Park.  The T-ball division, led by Director Jimmy Striker, has  45 boys and girls on 5 teams with ages ranging from 3-6 years old.  The players have been working hard over the past month at individual team practices and a weekly Friday night clinic where the players get together as one group to learn the fundamentals and meet new friends. These practices have paid off as the teams had a great start on Saturday.  The Orioles hosted the Phillies and Ronald Freeman, in his Everett Little League debut, got the game ball.  He had a solid line drive and laser focus while playing first base.  The Phillies had an amazing game and showed up to play against a veteran’s Orioles team.  The Dodgers visited the Rockies and despite the Rockies having only one returning player from last season, the Rockies played well as a team and had some hard hits to the infield.  The Dodgers also had a great first game bringing their newly learned skills to the field.  The season continues on at Sacramone Park kicking off 9 a.m. on Saturday where there is a rematch of the Dodgers vs. Rockies and the Cubs host the Orioles.  

The Farm division, led by Director Mike Graham has a league high 70 players across 6 teams with ages ranging from 5-9.  The Farm division kicked off their season on Thursday where four of the six teams played and continued the season on Saturday where the Mets hosted the Braves. The Mets, with a roster full of new players to the Farm Division had an outstanding first game with almost every player recording a hit. An outstanding feat for a rookie team!  Sebastian Heard got the first double of the season while Jack Thompson went 3-3, and Chris Zide and Tyler Woods went 2-3.  The game ball went to the entire team for their teamwork in recording five outs in the field.  The Braves played a great game against the Mets and their game balls went to Mason Baldacchino and Matteo Munez.  The Marlins played the Nationals and the Marlins came out the gate hot with their bats.  The whole team contributed to a great game with awesome teamwork!  The Nationals earned a rare three defensive outs in the second inning due to their extraordinary teamwork, earning the entire team a game ball.  The Royals visited the Diamondbacks and the Royals’ bats have been hot early in the season, with Lorenzo Teixeira, Jackson Graham, Jonathan McGowan and Jordi Arias all getting big hits.  Farm games continue Thursday at 5:30PM at with the Mets hosting the Marlins and the Braves hosting the Diamondbacks.  Catch all 6 Farm teams on Saturday starting at 11AM at Sacramone Park.

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