Friday, April 11 marks the beginning of ZLL’s Rec Baseball and Softball season, and we open with our traditional Opening Night Ceremony at 6 pm on Brighthouse Field 2. Following the ceremony, the season will open with three games under the lights. On Saturday, April 12, we celebrate Opening Day with a full slate of games and Picture Day.
Opening Night Details
All ZLL baseball/softball teams and Boys and Girls Club Tee-Ball teams are invited to participate in the Opening Night Ceremony. The schedule is as follows:
5:00 pm: Opening Night T-shirt Pickup/Car Decal Order Pickup/Mike’s Car Wash Coupon sale (There will be a table across from Brighthouse Field 2)
5:30 pm: Players report to assigned locations on Field 1 to assemble into teams for the Parade of Players. (Plan to arrive early – parking can be a challenge with everyone, including Tee-Ball families at the Park)
6:00 pm: Opening Night Ceremonies begin with the Parade of Players onto Brighthouse Field 2
- ZLL President’s and Lions’ Club Welcome
- National Anthem
- Little League Pledge
- Awards and Recognition
- Ceremonial First Pitch
7:00 pm: AAA game on Field 6, Majors Game on Brighthouse Field 2, and 50/70 game on Field 1.
Picture Day Details
Individual and team photos will be taken on Saturday, April 12. For most teams, pictures will be taken approximately 30-60 minutes prior to game times. Teams that play on Friday night will also have pictures taken on Saturday (this is a change from previous communications). A link to the full schedule of times is posted below. Pictures will be taken near Field 1. Please arrive at the photo shoot at least 15 minutes prior to the designated time. If there is rain or bad weather, alternate times and locations will be announced.
Team managers will be providing families with picture order forms. If you are a manager and have not received your order forms, you can pick them up at the Lions’ Park Gazebo from 6-7 pm on Wednesday April 9.