Little League players run onto the field for the opening day ceremony at the Auburn High School Ballfields last Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Little League players run onto the field for the opening day ceremony at the Auburn High School Ballfields last Saturday. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Auburn, play ball!

Baseball, softball teams gather to officially open the new season | RACHEL CIAMPI PHOTOS

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Skies gave way to sunshine, embracing a parade of boys and girls ballplayers as they scrambled onto the field at the Auburn High School Ballfields last Saturday to officially begin the Little League season.

Family and friends, baseball and softball teams of all sizes and descriptions took to the field in the traditional ceremonies of opening day. Afterward, the fields opened for regular-season play.

For more information, visit auburnlittleleague.com.

RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Little League softball player Maddie McCarthy sings the National Anthem with her team, the Diamond Divas. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Little League softball player Maddie McCarthy sings the National Anthem with her team, the Diamond Divas. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Mayor Nancy Backus, a crafty lefty, throws out the ceremonial first pitch. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Mayor Nancy Backus, a crafty lefty, throws out the ceremonial first pitch. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Little League teams at the ceremony. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Little League teams at the ceremony. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Little League teams at the ceremony. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Little League teams at the ceremony. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Auburn Little League Board members, from left: league president Zeb Olson; Bryce Strand; Christine Cowart; Justin Ayers; Jim Norris; Angie Taylor; Scott Woodey; Mike Ellsworth;, Denise Opsahl; Tabitha Browne; Ben Eklund; and Jeff Hogan. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Auburn Little League Board members, from left: league president Zeb Olson; Bryce Strand; Christine Cowart; Justin Ayers; Jim Norris; Angie Taylor; Scott Woodey; Mike Ellsworth;, Denise Opsahl; Tabitha Browne; Ben Eklund; and Jeff Hogan. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

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