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MSA Celebrates Baseball/Softball Season with Opening Day

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The Mahopac Indians 12U travel team poses with Boulder Bird. Credits: Cristina Bilichuk
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Joey Depace is ready if the ball comes his way. Credits: Cristina Bilichuk
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Gabrielle Marino played for the Royals softball team. Credits: Cristina Bilichuk
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Jack Rondeau shows off his smooth fielding skills. Credits: Cristina Bilichuk
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Luke Clark readies to snag a grounder. Credits: Cristina Bilichuk
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Jake Walpole gets ready to deliver a pitch. Credits: Cristina Bilichuk
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Jayde Wanner of the Mudcats hits off the tee. Credits: Cristina Bilichuk
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The Grasshoppers’ Frankie Inzano warms up before the game. Credits: Cristina Bilichuk
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Matthew DiNizo of the Iron Pigs gets his game face on. Credits: Cristina Bilichuk
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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Last month, the Mahopac Baseball/Softball Association hosted Opening Day at McDonough and Sycamore parks for the second consecutive year.

More than 400 players and coaches were treated to a box lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs courtesy of the baseball/softball program. The concession was managed by the 12U baseball program, which this year will play in a national tournament in Cooperstown.

The Rockland Boulders mascot, Boulder Bird, was on hand for a few pictures and added to the smiles of the young players.

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The event was made possible by the countless volunteers of the association, plus local sponsors that included Stop & Shop, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Modell’s. Mahopac Transportation provided shuttle buses and volunteer drivers. The Mahopac Soccer Association offered exclusive use of McDonough Park for the day.

Article provided by Bill Sniffen/MSA

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