The Long County Recreation Department baseball season kicked off last Saturday. The day also recognized completing the first step of the long-term expansion on the county’s recreation complex.
Prior to the games, there was a ceremony to recognize completion of two new ball fields and recreation office.
LCRD Director Michelle Crowley and former director Kerry Hunt spoke.
"Today has been fantastic, wonderful. We have had a great turnout from the community for our opening day, and things are going great," Crowley said.
She said the new fields are a great addition to the complex, but there is still more to come. She said that the next step will be to add a football field and a multipurpose field for sports like soccer.
According to Crowley, there were 17 T-ball, baseball and softball teams in the opening ceremony. Games began at 10 a.m. and ended late that afternoon. The teams ranged in age 6 through 14 and had both boy and girl players.
Teams participating Saturday included Tammy’s Daycare, Ludowici Drugs, Huddle House, SSG Sluggers, Altamaha Credit Union, Georgia Fence, Sloan and Associates, Freeman Contracting, Twice Ice, Georgia Farm Bureau, Hall’s Electric, Duck’s Pawn, Jones Creek Fox Pen, American Fence, Coastal Forklift, H.E. Alley, and Long Auto.