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The boys of summer

Mathews Little League got underway on Monday night at the baseball fields at the Piankatank Ruritan Club athletic complex in Hudgins. Opening ceremonies were scheduled for Saturday; however, soggy fields caused those plans to be scrapped. At top, Dillon Skeans of the Minor Yankees practices some pitching before the team’s game against Middlesex. The Yankees won, 11-6. In center, T-baller Sawyer Stevens is held on base by first baseman Levi Vannoy of the Nationals. Kate Vannoy is in the outfield. At bottom, Yankees’ coach C.K. Ambrose gives some last-minute batting pointers to Lewis Burcher. Photos by Charlie Koenig ...

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