James Derrig, left, and Liam Cote, placed their hats over their hearts for the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance during opening ceremonies for the Brookfield Little League season.
Little Leaguers, their coaches and family members, march onto Roy A. Overholt Field for the Brookfield Little League parade that opens the baseball season.
Justin McNulty pops weelies on his razor scooter during the Brookfield Little League parade.
Forty-two teams, from t-ball to senior girls softball, marched down Brookfield Avenue toward Kiwanis Park, opening the baseball seasion with the Little League parade.
Daniel Lewis, standing next to teammate Madisyn Mazgay, makes a face at a parent’s camera before the start of the Little League parade in Brookfield.
Nate Kissel waits for teammate Daniel Lewis to return his cap as they horsed around before the start of the Little League parade in Brookfield.
Daniel Lewis tries to take the hat of Stephen Kudia before the start of the Little League parade in Brookfield.
Roy Overholt, standing with his wife, Audrey, on the Kiwanis Park baseball field that bears his name, throws out the first pitch to officially open the Little League season in Brookfield. This will be the 50th year of the Roy A. Overholt Baseball Tournament.
Allie Krueger, left, Emma Brass and Mary Hopkins march together down Grand Boulevard toward Kiwanis Park in the Brookfield Little League parade.
“Play Ball!” could be heard Sunday from a loudspeaker at Brookfield’s Roy A. Overholt Field.
But before a first pitch was thrown, the 42 teams, from T-ball to senior girls softball, marched from S.E. Gross School to the field at Kiwanis Park in the annual Little League parade.
Players, their coaches and family members walked the half mile to usher the 2013 season. A ceremonial first pitch was tossed by the man whose name is on the field. Overholt, who lives across the street from the field he takes care of, was accompanied by his wife, Audrey, to the pitcher’s mound.
This year will make the 50th of the Roy A. Overholt Baseball Tournament, which is held annually in August.