By Mike Deak
WARSAW – Monday, June 15, had been circled on the calendars of several area sports entities, and Warsaw Little League was no exception. The league, along with several other sports organizations in the area, opened for play Monday night under sunny skies and hopes much brighter.
The little league, along with play in the Wawasee Summer League and slow pitch softball leagues at the CCAC all got underway Monday evening.
Warsaw paid special honor to some of its area first responders ahead of the first games. Kosciusko County sheriff Kyle Dukes, deputy Michael Heady and healthcare workers Brittany Woodward and Elizabeth Rodriguez were all on hand to throw out first pitches. League play then got under way just after 6 p.m. with a resounding “Play Ball” from league president Tony Clay over the loudspeakers.
Wawasee opened its night with baseball in the 14U and major divisions, even seeing a no-hitter among the game action on opening night. Games were played at Schrock Park in Syracuse and at the North Webster ball diamonds.
The CCAC had its Silver Division softball teams take the fields for doubleheaders to open the 2020 summer calendar.
League play ramps up this week as major and minor baseball at Warsaw as well as baseball and softball at Wawasee and the CCAC will see its usual full slate of division play and various organizational ball take over the fabled park on the west side of town. Leesburg Summer Recreational League is set to begin its season in the next couple of weeks.