Youth Sports

Batter Up! Kids hit the field for Opening Day


Under sunny skies and on top of a freshly groomed diamond, hundreds of children, parents and coaches came out last Saturday afternoon to kick off the 71st season in the Valley Stream Baseball League.

The bleachers at Firemen’s Field were brimming with eager onlookers as Bob Inzerillo, the league’s president welcomed everyone to the Opening Day ceremony. This year, the league has more than 400 players on 33 intra-league and travel teams.

Several locally elected politicians also celebrated the occasion and Mayor Ed Fare threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Games began on Saturday and will continue throughout June.