'Play ball!' Local youth baseball teams hold yearly season opener

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Stan Brown, a long-time umpire, coach and champion of youth baseball in Elmore County, had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the 2016 Elmore County Youth Baseball opening ceremony and Jamboree on Saturday. Brown threw the pitch to 12-year-old Zack McKenna, the catcher for the Tigers. "I just love opening day," Brown said just after making the pitch.

by Tim Bondy

Mountain Home News

With about 200 young baseball players representing Mountain Home, Glenns Ferry and other surrounding communities in attendance, the Elmore County Youth Baseball League season opener kicked off on Saturday at the East Side Park baseball fields across from Mountain Home High School. The league consists of five divisions separated into different ages ranging between five and 14 year olds. In addition, two Mountain Home Babe Ruth teams took on the Melba Mustangs at the nearby high school girls softball field.

Michelle McKenna and Jimmy Schipani from Pioneer Credit Union present Chris DeVore from the Mountain Home Youth Baseball League a $7,000 check for a new electronic scoreboard that will be put up at the East Side Park ball fields in coming weeks.
Cole Stubblefield throws a ball to his teammate during warm-up drills before the Royals took on the Cubs at Eastside Park.
Tiger's pitcher Alex Lopez throws a warms-up pitch to catcher Zack McKenna just before Saturday's season opener. During the game, Lopez laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt to advance a runner to third base.