Baseball opening day is May 30 By Parker Knox
Sportswriter The grass is green, the flowers are blooming, warm weather is finally here, and the kids are playing baseball. In other words, all is right with the world. To celebrate the return of baseball and all that goes with it, the Vermillion Youth Baseball Association will again host Baseball Opening Day at Prentis Park on Saturday, May 30. Focal point of the day will be a quadrupleheader of baseball games with four Vermillion teams facing off against Lennox opponents. The 13-14 Teeners start at 11 a.m., followed by the 15-16 Teeners. The Post 1 American Legion team will play Lennox at approximately 5 p.m., and the Vermillion White Sox amateur team will take on Lennox in the evening game. The Post 1 and Grey Sox games will start with an opening parade of VYBA T-ball, Rookie, Minor and Major players, covering the 5-12 age group. All of those players will be admitted free all day if they are wearing their uniforms. The day's final two games will also begin with first-ball ceremonies. Honored with the right to throw in the ceremonial first pitch will be Kirk Sorensen and Jim Merrigan, two legends in Vermillion baseball. An all-day raffle featuring an I-pod will take place, and the concession stand and a food tent will both be in operation. Proceeds from the day of baseball will go to support the VYBA, Teeners, Legion, Grey Sox and Red Sox ballclubs.