Young Hebron baseball players prepare for a new Little League season

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Hebron - posted Mon., Apr. 22, 2013
Nicholas practices with his Little League team, the Hebron Knights, at Gilead Hill School on April 20. Photos by Melanie Savage.
Nicholas practices with his Little League team, the Hebron Knights, at Gilead Hill School on April 20. Photos by Melanie Savage.

Over the weekend, aspiring baseball players all over the area were gearing up for the start of the Little League season. The town of Lebanon held opening day ceremonies the afternoon of April 20. At Gilead Hill School, two different teams practiced in the fields alongside Route 85 at mid-morning, gearing up for Hebron’s opening day ceremonies the following weekend.

The Hebron Knights, with players both 7 and 8 years old, are coached this year by Ed Everlith, with Ed Fournier and Paul Akerland assisting. April 20 was the team’s third practice of the season. “I’ve got 13 players total,” said Everlith.

The boys were working on basic baseball skills, including catching and throwing and remembering to tag the base before throwing the ball back to the catcher.

Hebron Youth Baseball will hold opening day ceremonies for major and minor leagues on April 27 at both Veteran’s Memorial Park and Burnt Hill Park. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. at Veteran’s with a 70-foot major league game, followed by an opening ceremony at 11:30 a.m. and then two additional games. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. at Burnt Hill with a 60-foot minor league game, followed by an opening ceremony at 12:30 p.m. and then two additional games.

For more information visit hebronyouthbaseball.org.


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