Batters up! Sequim Little League kicks of 2017 season SLIDESHOW

Time to play ball.

With bright colored uniforms, eager smiles and the hopes of a new season upon them, dozens of Sequim youths representing about 20 teams took to the fields at James Standard Park Saturday, April 15, for the opening of the 2017 Sequim Little League season.

While the league celebrated a busy offseason — including changes to fields, concessions and the board of directors — the attention Saturday went to boys and girls gearing up for T-ball, baseball and softball games this spring. The league has games set for several fields at James Standard Park, Carrie Blake Park and Sequim High School.

League officials and parents honored Dan Perry, a longtime advocate of Sequim youth sports who died in early March. Former Sequim High prep star Chad Wagner paid tribute to his former coach, while Perry’s daughter Naomi and two children tossed the ceremonial first pitch of the season.

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The Cherry Creek Mortgage team joins other squads in welcoming the 2017 Sequim Little League season Saturday, April 15, at James Standard Park. See more photos on A-14 and online at Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Brothers Trevor Goff, 8, (background) and Connor Goff, 9, have a game of catch after opening Sequim Little League Opening Day ceremonies. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

T-ball player Emily Stamon, 5, of AirFlo lines up her first hit of the 2017 season. Sequim Gazette photos by Michael Dashiell

Above, Naomi Perry gives son Kingston a big hug after throwing out one of two opening day ceremonial first pitches. Sequim Little League paid tribute to Perry’s father Dan, a longtime local youth sports advocate, on April 15. At left, brothers Trevor Goff, 8, (background) and Connor Goff, 9, have a game of catch after opening Sequim Little League Opening Day ceremonies.

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