2016-05-05 / Front Page

Root, Root for the Home Team

With hopes of keeping the fire burning bright for baseball as the favorite all-American pastime, coaches, volunteers, and parents join their young “Babe Ruths” in this year’s Little League season. On Saturday, April 30, more than 225 children participating in Newport’s baseball and softball programs saluted the opening of the Newport Little League season. At Aquidneck School in Middletown, 20 teams plus all the players’ fans turned out for their opening day. Portsmouth Little League boasts nine divisions this year, for youth age 5 -15 including a Challenger Division. This division, new to the league, will help all children enjoy the full benefits of Little League in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. And so another baseball season gets underway, around the country in leagues little and big. No matter where the game takes them, everything begins on the hometown diamond. (Photo by Meri Keller)

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