Friday, August 13, 2010

Day 1: Great Games, Weather and Fans!

The first day of games in the 2010 Little League Softball World Series is in the books!  Here is the first pitch of the tournament delivered by Nashaly Rivera of team Latin America (Puerto Rico):

Six teams were in action Thursday, with West (Burbank, CA), Southeast (Warner Robins, GA) and Central (Poland, OH) coming away with their first wins of Pool Play, with Canada, East and EMEA having the day off.

The new dirt infield came into play early on and showed why the extra work was worth it.  We saw truer game play from these all-stars...the bunts rolled straighter and the infielders were treated to cleaner bounces and crisper play.  A huge thanks to Mike Hebrard and his crew from Athletic Field Design!

I was super impressed by the quality of play on Day 1.  I have watched LLSWS games for over 15 years and the competition gets better and better.  The games are a treat and admission is (always) free at Alpenrose Stadium, great barbeque, and $1 scoops of ice cream -- how can you beat that?  It's a long day of family entertainment, and will get better as the week rolls along.

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