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Area little league opens with a splash, of a puddle that is

Fields in Price were vacant and wet. Both the games and the parade down Main sSreet were cancelled because of the rain. Games that were not played will be made up later.
Some Helper little leaguers pose under umbrellas just before games started on Saturday.
Frank Marrelli throws out the first pitch of the little league season in Helper where games went on.

By RICHARD SHAW
Sun Advocate publisher

It wasn't the kind of day one would expect to find baseball players plying their sport on green fields with bases.

It looked more like rugged sailing weather or the time for a fall football game in the rain.

Saturday's baseball parades for little league and Babe Ruth League baseball was washed out in various places around the county by a storm that came in Friday night and started to pour down H20 all over the place.

But some games were played. Helper played their games and the parade in Sunnyside was held with the players riding in cars and firetrucks, finding themselves part of the east county areas Cinco de Mayo celebration.

In Price the parade and the games were cancelled, leaving readied fields in north Price without anyone on them.

But for many it was still a good time, and beginning of a season that will stretch into July.

And for those that didn't get to play, there will be plenty of weeknight and Saturday games to come this year.

The start may have been wet and cold, but the season will be as hot and fun as ever.




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