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Baseball season opens in Greenwood Lake

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  • Photos by Ed Bailey Mayor Jesse Dwyer addressed the crowd during opening day ceremonies for Greenwood Lake Little League last Saturday.

  • Little League President Chris Cassf kicked off the 2014 Greenwood Lake Little League season by tossing the first pitch to his son Christian, a catcher for the Lion's team.

  • Matthew Buckley of the Lions throws a strike.

  • Some of the teams lined up on the field during openin day ceremonies.

  • Chris Cassf, center, and his son Christian, the catcher, with flag bearers Nicole Devalve, left, and Caroline Rourke.

  • A Blanket Boss player looks up at the umpire after stealimg home.

GREENWOOD LAKE — Immediately following the Greenwood Lake Little League Parade, the Blanket Boss and the Lions played the first baseball game of the season. The final score was Blanket Boss 15, Lions 13.

Prior to the game Mayor Jesse Dwyer thanked the parents for coming out and supporting Little League baseball. He then led the players in the Little League Pledge," followed by the league's oath for parents and volunteers.

Little League Pledge
I trust in God.

I love my country and will respect its laws.

I will play fair and strive to win.

But win or lose, I will always do my best.

The Little League Parent/Volunteer Pledge

I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.

I will positively support all managers, coaches and players.

I will respect the decisions of the umpire.

I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game.

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