Play Ball: 230 in 5 leagues
Rockdale’s Youth Baseball Association (RYBA) got a big jump on summer, holding opening ceremonies for the 2011 season Saturday, the second day of April.
League president Tom Loth said play is under way for 230 youngsters on 21 teams in five leagues.
“We’ve got something going on just about every evening and will have games through mid June,” he said.
There’s a new parking lot at the RYBA complex, located at the north end of Copeland Street, and new dugouts have been installed at all fields for 2011.
“ We’re proud of the way this looks,” Loth said. “ This represents a lot of work by volunteers to get everything ready for the season.”
Jarad Richards, RHS baseball coach, threw out the first pitch.
Lisa Debault sang the National Anthem.