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It’s time to play ball!

Claremont Little League threw a massive Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday, complete with speeches, fantastic food, and a number of raffle drawings.

Needless to say there was plenty of food to be had by all involved.

First, Kiwanis Club of Claremont held a always popular pancake breakfast. Lunch was provided by a Tortas 2 Die 4 food truck, which was started by Claremont Little League dad Zeke Casas. The food truck donated a portion of its proceeds back to the league.

After a few words from mayor Larry Schroeder, surprise guest Chief of Police Paul Cooper threw out the first pitch to his son Cole, and the 2013 youth baseball season officially began.

Finally, the league held a silent auction and an opportunity drawing, and participants were able to win a number of baskets loaded with items such as Dodgers tickets and Flemings Steak House gift certificates. The gift baskets were all donations from parents and community partners.

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