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Opening Day a ‘big hit’ in Luverne

Opening Day at E.L. Turner Park came with plenty of action and lots of sunshine Saturday as 28 teams kicked off the summer league of play. Luverne Parks and Recreation Director Lee Simmons said the day could not have gone any better.

“I was well pleased with the whole day,” Simmons said. “We had a good concession day, and I really appreciate all the coaches and all they did with the teams and the players.”

Simmons said that more children wanted to sign up for parks and rec ball Saturday after they saw how much fun the players were having.

“We’ve already had more to call or come by this week,” he said. “We’re still adding to our older girls’ teams, too.”

Simmons wanted to thank everyone for making Opening Day such a success.

“I appreciate all the help from my Luverne Parks and Rec staff for a job well done on Opening Day and for making everything run so smoothly,” Simmons said.

Luverne Parks and Recreation

2009 League Standings

As of April 8th 2009

7-8-9 Girls 10-11-12 Girls

Tigers 4 – 0 Diamond Dolls 1 – 1

Yankees 1 – 2 Go Getters 1 – 1

Blue Jays 0 – 3 Tinker Fairies 1 – 1

7-8 Boys 9-10 Boys 11-12 Boys

Cardinals 2 – 0 Marlins 2 – 0 Phillies 3 – 1

Giants 1 – 1 Yankees2 – 0 Yankees 1 – 2

Rays 1 – 1 Orioles 1 – 1 A’s 1 – 2

Biscuits 0 – 2 Braves 0 – 2

Red Sox0 – 2

Opening Day, Saturday April 4th the games were as follows:

Girls 7-8-9

Tigers defeated the Yankees 11-10

Tigers defeated the Blue Jays 16-6

Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 7-6

Girls 10-11-12

Diamond Dolls defeated the Go Getters 12-6

Tinker Fairies defeated the Diamond Dolls 14-10

Go Getters defeated the Tinker Fairies 11-5

7-8 Boys

Cardinals defeated the Rays 7-4

Giants defeated the Biscuits 6-3

Cardinals defeated the Biscuits 11-2

Rays defeated the Giants 9-5

9-10 Boys

Marlins defeated the Braves 8-7

Yankees defeated the Red Sox 11-1

Marlins defeated the Orioles 6-4

Yankees defeated the Braves 5-3

Orioles defeated the Red Sox 11-2

11-12 Boys

Phillies defeated the Yankees 5-0

Phillies defeated the A’s 10-0

A’s defeated the Yankees 6-4

Monday April 6th Games were as follows:

7-8-9 Girls

Tigers defeated the Yankees 4-3

Tigers defeated the Blue Jays 15-3

11-12 Boys

Yankees defeated the Phillies 10-4

Phillies defeated the A’s 7-5