2014-05-01 / Front Page

Getting Ready to Play Ball



Newport Little League softball team coach Brittany Burgess (left) helps catcher Madeline Leddy, age 10, put on her catcher’s equipment with the assistance of team volunteer Lissie Leddy, Madeline’s mom. Fields across the island will come alive on Saturday, May 3, following opening ceremonies marking the start of league play for major, minor, and softball teams. Newport Little League’s baseball opening day ceremony will begin at King Park at 8 a.m., and the softball ceremony will take place in Braga Park at 10 a.m. This is a landmark year for the city, marking the first season since the Newport and Fifth Ward Little Leagues merged. (Photo by Jack Kelly) Newport Little League softball team coach Brittany Burgess (left) helps catcher Madeline Leddy, age 10, put on her catcher’s equipment with the assistance of team volunteer Lissie Leddy, Madeline’s mom. Fields across the island will come alive on Saturday, May 3, following opening ceremonies marking the start of league play for major, minor, and softball teams. Newport Little League’s baseball opening day ceremony will begin at King Park at 8 a.m., and the softball ceremony will take place in Braga Park at 10 a.m. This is a landmark year for the city, marking the first season since the Newport and Fifth Ward Little Leagues merged. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

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