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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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    Claremont Police Chief Paul Cooper throws out the ceremonial fir...

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  • Claremont Little League President Amy Weiler addresses the Opening Day crowd.

    Claremont Little League President Amy Weiler addresses the Openi...

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  • Jerrod Miller of the Major Tigers rips a line drive in opening day action against the Giants.

    Jerrod Miller of the Major Tigers rips a line drive in opening d...

  • Justin Deal (Major Tigers), takes the throw at 2nd base to apply a late tag on Jordan Kaiser (Major Giants), with Andrew Hammill backing up the throw on Saturday during opening day of Claremont Little League at College Park.

    Justin Deal (Major Tigers), takes the throw at 2nd base to apply...

  • Major Coach, Rick Conti surveys the Tiger defense in the first game of the season against the Giants. Giants won the game 8-2.

    Major Coach, Rick Conti surveys the Tiger defense in the first g...

  • The Major Tigers, Nathan Chavez delivers a fastball during game 1 of the Claremont Little League season.

    The Major Tigers, Nathan Chavez delivers a fastball during game ...

  • Catcher Clayton Scott leaves the field at the end of an inning on Saturday during Claremont Little League opening day.

    Catcher Clayton Scott leaves the field at the end of an inning o...

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