Source: Sherman Publications

Play ball!

June 27, 2012

Independence Township Parks and Recreation opened their youth baseball/softball season with an opening ceremony, June 2.

All the teams took park in a parade at Clintonwood Park before they made their grand entrance on the field.

They were led by Umpire Joshua Punches, Girls 11-12 players Jessica Moore and Ann Marie Marion, this year's color guard.

The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Sergeant Marcus Lawrence from the U.S. Army Recruiting Office in Clarkston.

They have 80 teams this year from Independence Township with over 1000 kids in the program.

Every team is coached by a volunteer and is sponsored by a business. Most are sponsored by a local business.