Old Rochester Little League will hold its opening day ceremony on Saturday, April 27. The ceremony will begin with a parade of all the ORLL players from Dexter Lane Recreation Area in Rochester to Gifford Park in Rochester. The Little Leaguers will arrive at Dexter Lane Recreation Area at 8:00 am and the parade will commence at 8:30 am.
Once the players arrive at Gifford Park, there will be a ceremony on the field that will include a first pitch. Michael Rock, morning show co-host on Fun 107, will emcee the festivities. Michael is a Tri-Town resident and has hosted Opening Day in Rochester for the past few years, and is now a coach in the league. Following the festivities, several of the league teams will play games at Gifford Park.
“We are very excited about our first opening day as a Tri-Town league,” ORLL President Peter Johnson said. “We believe that this will be just the first of many great events that will take place within ORLL. We have more than 400 children from the Tri-Town area passionate about playing baseball and looking forward to a great season.”
It will mark the first opening day ceremony since Rochester Youth Baseball merged with Old Rochester Little League last fall. The opening day ceremony will combine traditions from all the towns. The league also will introduce the new Snack Shack at Gifford Park.
ORLL serves the communities of Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester. ORLL, which was founded in 2011, allows for boys and girls ages 4 1⁄2-12 from Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester the opportunity to play Little League Baseball. This season, more than 400 boys and girls from the Tri-Town area participating in ORLL.