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Baseball Opening Day

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Eliza Blanchfield
South Windsor Little League teams listening to Opening Day speeches.

On April, 27th, 2024 the South Windsor Little League hosted their annual opening day where they celebrated the official start of the baseball season. This event is called “Opening Day,” and it consists of all of the South Windsor Little League teams.

One of the main events that takes place during Opening Day is the infamous parade of all the baseball and softball teams. Kids of all ages hold their heads high, while waving to their supportive family, and friends.

“Opening Day was an opportunity for every team to be individually recognized during the opening day parade. Following the parade, individual and team photos were taken.

It was great to see the community come out and support South Windsor Little League Baseball and Softball,” volunteer parent, Kevin Quinn stated.

Families gather around to watch the players walk down the gravel path to Pepin Field. (Eliza Blanchfield)

The fun doesn’t just end at the parade. After the kids march down the dirt road, they arrive at Pepin Field. Here, the entire complex listens to the National Anthem live, and the speeches begin discussing the past and future of little league baseball.

“I thought that opening day was very entertaining like always, and that people enjoy it because the town does very well providing the events and entertainment to the community that participate in the little league,” a graduate little league player Sophomore Jaiden Morales commented.

President of South Windsor League Al Maximino, gives a speech every Opening Day about his hopes for the season as well as what teams have accomplished in the past year.

Parents sitting on the hillside to watch the players march out onto the field during the parade. (Izabel Dzubin).

Opening Day not only honors the values that the program holds, but it also offers a day full of fun! After the traditional formalities, the players race to the various activities that the event provides. For example, there were many food vendors that gave out free pizza and Kona Ice. Additionally, kids entertained themselves with the two bounce houses.

To many, South Windsor Little League “Opening Day” will be a positive core memory that players can look back on for the rest of their lives.

 

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Izabel Dzubin
Izabel Dzubin, Staff Writer
Izabel Dzubin is a sophomore at South Windsor High School and has a strong passion for writing. Izabel enjoys writing for The Bobcat Prowl, and takes pleasure in writing about topics such as current events and sports. Throughout her sophomore year, Izabel participated in playing Field Hockey, Varsity Girls Basketball and being a member of the Girls Golf Team. When she is not playing sports, you can most likely find her hanging out with friends and family or, with a book in her hand. 
Eliza Blanchfield
Eliza Blanchfield is a South Windsor High School sophomore excited to write for The Bobcat Prowl. During her sophomore year, she looks forward to reporting on the many controversial topics at South Windsor High School. Eliza is an Editor for The Prowl, she will be able to guide new and returning writers while expanding her knowledge of Journalism. In her free time, she enjoys playing girls' volleyball in the fall for South Windsor High School, while participating in the Travel Club year-round. She loves reading, participating in sports, and hanging out with friends and family.