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Medfield plays ball

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By Katrina Margolis
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Medfield Little League is more than a sports league, it’s a town institution. Committed to providing a safe, competitive environment, promoting the enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of baseball and softball, Medfield Youth Baseball and Softball has been an integral part of the lives of hundreds of children in town.

Having been around for over 65 years, Medfield’s Youth Baseball and Softball celebrated another wonderful season with a parade and opening day festivities on Sunday, May 7. Beginning at Dale Street School, the players followed police cars and fire trucks to Metacomet Park, where the official ceremony began. Parents came out in droves to support their children, bringing along siblings, dozens of adorable and friendly dogs, and phones and cameras trained on the field for photographic evidence.

Metacomet Park is now outfitted with a full concession stand, a new addition to the field since last year. In addition to the stand is a new PA system. Due to the extreme wind on the day, there were a few bumps and hiccups along the way, but all the kinks will be worked out soon. Despite the wind, the sun made sure to show itself that day, providing chilly but beautiful weather for the start of the season. The National Anthem was sung by two Medfield softball players, showing off their range of talents from athletics to music. The captains of the high school varsity baseball and softball teams threw out the first pitch to players on the Major League teams, the A’s and the Red Sox. Many of the captains were seniors and had played in Medfield themselves since they were in elementary school.

The first Major League game of the season began at 4:15, followed by a AAA game afterwards.

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