Little League players start season with a strut at Opening Day Parade
Wareham Little League players, coaches and family members proudly paraded from the Tremont Nail Factory to their fields off Charge Pond Road on Saturday morning, kicking off the season with style.
This year, the league is back with a new board, new coaches and higher participation, said Vice President T.J. Rose.
There are 10 t-ball teams in the league this year, and the bathrooms and concession stand have been upgraded.
“We just want to see baseball survive and thrive in Wareham,” said Rose.
President T.J. Croken said he wants the kids to have the same fond memories of growing up with baseball as his generation.
“I’m just glad to see the youth back in baseball,” Croken said.
The league is open to kids ages 9 to 19, and while registration for the travel team is full, young baseball players and newcomers to the sport may still be able to sign up for the farm league and t-ball teams.
Rose said that this season, he’s most looking forward to seeing the excitement of the players as they run the bases and learn the sport.
Player Kiuzee said she’s most excited about running around the bases, swinging the bat, and catching.