It was time to “play ball” for three area little leagues on Saturday as Montgomery, Pine Bush and the Town of Wallkill Little Leagues hosted opening day on Saturday morning.
It was a long road to get to this point, and things looked quite a bit different, as the season, which originally begins in mid-April was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Montgomery, parents watched the softball game between Montgomery and the Pine Bush Falcons from beyond the outfield boundaries and teams sat not in the dugout, but on the bleachers next to the dugouts to maintain social distancing.
The Town of Wallkill Little League had a two-day event as they hosted Picture Day on Friday, before hosting a small Opening Day Parade on Saturday morning.
That evening, the Town of Wallkill Yankees and Mets Major teams faced off against each other in the league’s first official night game.
Pine Bush Little League also opened the season on Saturday morning with a full slate of games.
The season is expected to be a combined summer/fall season with a single-elimination District 19 tournament at the end of the season. Each league will have the option of participating.