Little League players hit the diamond for opener - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Little League players hit the diamond for opener

April 12, 2008

Albany -- Families didn't let the weather keep them from going to the ball park Saturday morning.

They were able to watch one of the biggest rivalries, Yankees versus the Red Sox, during the American Legion's home opener.

All 13 teams came out to play during the first game of their season. Five T-ball teams also hit the diamond to show their families their skills on the field. But its not all about the game for these ball players.

"It's to understand win and lose situations. It's not all about winning, its about sportsmanship. It's about being able to take a loss and still hold your head up.

It's not always about winning. It's about enjoying the sport, learning the fundamentals of baseball and learning team camaraderie, said Director, Kenneth Florence.

There are almost 200 children participating in the American Legion baseball teams.

feedback: news@walb.com?Subject=LegionOpener/DR

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-11 07:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:42:09 GMT
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
  • Was Albany ready for Irma?

    Was Albany ready for Irma?

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:19:38 GMT

    Dougherty County residents earned high praise for their preparedness from the area's Emergency Management Agency Director, before and during Tropical Storm Irma.

    More >>

    Dougherty County residents earned high praise for their preparedness from the area's Emergency Management Agency Director, before and during Tropical Storm Irma.

    More >>
  • Albany leader has a personal stake in SWGA diabetes education

    Albany leader has a personal stake in SWGA diabetes education

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:16:24 GMT

    Commissioner Jon Howard said some of the highest diabetes rates in the city are found in his ward, and he is hosting a diabetes town hall meeting.

    More >>

    Commissioner Jon Howard said some of the highest diabetes rates in the city are found in his ward, and he is hosting a diabetes town hall meeting.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly