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The numbers are up like a bucket truck in Milton Little League

By Dave Frederick | Apr 15, 2014
Photo by: Dave Frederick Brenda and Denny Hughes ride the firetruck with irrepressible granddaughter Daisy. Dave and Linda Robinson of Lewes are parallel grandparents.

Milton Little League's April 12 opening day parade and golf ball drop were followed by honorary first pitches, pledges and prayer – it just doesn’t get any better in small town America.

Players with parents and young grandparents and a smattering of great grandparents are ready for a full season that now features five fields including a new tee ball field.

The Milton VFW has been a generous partner in offering land to be used for Little League.

Milton Little League numbers are up from 169 to 206 – that’s tee ball to majors – in baseball and softball. The league has added 20 4-year-olds and a new rule: Athletes can play for the town in which they go to school.

The pictures best tell the story.

 

Play Ball! Gathered at the mic are (l-r) Amar Allen, Tripp Gannon and Brady Wesson. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Penelope and her Mom Jessica wait for brother Weston, an Astros tee-baller. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
That is Jeff Trench, former Cape lacrosse goalie who is now acoustic singer guy, loving the moment. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
The Orioles are ready to rock and roll. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Taryn Watson shakes it up in the outfield. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
John Peters enjoys Opening Day with his son Clayton. John was a Cape lax player and is a lifelong surfer. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Milton version of Masters Tournament: Fundraiser with cash and prizes in the golf ball drop. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Sean Clendaniel sings the national anthem and the crowd goes wild. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Catcher Matt Newcomb stands with Chaz Moore, who threw out the first pitch to honor his parents, Charles and Ruth, who died in an auto accident two months ago. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
John Hohman of Milton VFW wings a hard-to-handle opening day pitch. "Swing, batter!" (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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