Cape Gazette

Opening day but no games in Lewes

Muddy fields postpone first-day action
Apr 26, 2013
Photo by: Ron MacArthur With Lewes police and volunteer firemen leading the way, members of Lewes Little League march down Savannah Road.

The streets of Lewes were filled with the screams of 600 boys and girls April 20 taking part in Lewes Little League's traditional opening-day parade.

Because of a heavy downpour the night before, the league's three fields along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal were not playable. However, that didn't diminish the excitement and enthusiasm for opening day.

Each of the teams, their sponsors and coaches were introduced by new Lewes Little League President Mike Ciabattoni. This year's league has 27 teams of players up to the major league age group. Players in junior, senior and big league play in the Cape Little League program.

Andy and Carrie Lewis, longtime volunteers, were honored during opening day by throwing out the first pitches. Andy served as league president for nearly a decade.


Carrie and Andy Lewis, longtime volunteers, threw out the first pitches to officially open the Lewes Little League season. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Members of the Lewes Little League Angels softball team yell as loud as they can when their team is introduced. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Carrying American flags, members of the Red Sox march along the parade route in Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Andy Lewis fires out the first pitch to get the Little League season underway in Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Summer Dunmyer, left, and Logan Shuttleworth sing the national anthem during Lewes Little League opening-day ceremonies. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
All-Star championship teams lead the parade through the streets of Lewes en route to the Little League park. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The Lewes Phillies turn to face the flag during the national anthem. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Lewes Little League starts each season with a parade down Savannah Road to the ballpark. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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