North Branford Little League (NBLL) opened its 58th year of play on April 21, but not before all of the teams marched to the field for Opening Day celebrations. There are approximately 430 children who play for NBLL.
Despite some early morning clouds, the sun peeked through as family and friends lined the fences at Wall Field to watch North Branford's little ballplayers take the field.
With the of a new complex at the Swajchuk Property underway, this most likely marked the last-ever Opening Day at the present Wall Field.
After all of the teams marched to the field, State Senator Ed Meyer offered a blessing and town officials were thanked for their part in making the day possible.
Meyer and State Representative Vincent Candelora then presented awards to the and –both of which saw huge success at the state level last season (story and photos to follow).
Billy Mitchell, head coach of the , and three softball players threw the first pitch of the season to four baseball players before the day's games began.
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