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Local Little Leagues open 2014 season Saturday (weather permitting)

The Union Staff


NCLL Opening Day set for Saturday at Pioneer Park

Nevada City Little League's traditional Opening Day and pancake breakfast is set for Saturday at Pioneer Park.

Starting at 7:30 a.m., the Nevada City Police and Fire Departments will be grilling pancakes for hungry baseball fans. Breakfast is $5 and includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, and juice. Opening Day ceremonies start at 10:30 a.m. and include the popular Little League parade. There's also a full slate of baseball games in the park starting at 1 p.m.

The pancake breakfast will take place rain or shine, but the rest of the festivities are weather permitting.

GVLL Opening Day set for Saturday at Condon Park

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The Grass Valley Little League is set for another year of youth baseball as youngsters oil up their gloves and work on their swings in anticipation for the 2014 season.

Opening Day festivities for the GVLL will take place at Condon Park on Saturday with a pancake breakfast getting things started. The breakfast will be served in the Love Building at Condon Park, starting at 8 a.m. and running til 10:45 a.m. and is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four.

The Opening Day parade and other festivities take place at 11:45 a.m. with games to follow, starting at 1 p.m. and ending around 9 p.m. Grass Valley Police Chief John Foster will throw out the first pitch.

The public is invited to attend the event. The pancake breakfast and player pictures will go rain or shine, other festivities are weather permitting.

Former MLB player highlights BRLL Opening Day

The Bear River Little League will hold its Opening Day Parade Saturday at the Bear River Little League Major Complex on Magnolia Road and will have a special guest throw out the first pitch.

Former Major League catcher Matt Walbeck will be in attendance and will throw out the first pitch. Walbeck, graduated from Sacramento High School and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1987. He played 11 seasons in the Majors having stints with the Cubs, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, Anaheim Angels, and Philadelphia Phillies. Walbeck finished his career with a .233 batting average to go with 28 home runs and 208 RBIs in 682 games.

The festivities get started at 10 a.m. and will feature a players parade, music, food and plenty of baseball; weather permitting.

— The Union Staff

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