Pleasanton Express Staff
Play Ball! The Pleasanton Little League team, Mud Hens, break their huddle before starting their game during opening day on Saturday. AMANDA PAWELEK | CHICKEN SCRATCH PHOTOGRAPHY
Last year, the two words that Little Leaguers long to hear, “Play Ball” were not uttered.
Thankfully, this past Saturday Pleasanton Little League and Jourdanton Little League had hundreds of kids show up in yet-to-be grass-stained uniforms on Opening Day. For the 2021 Little League season, Pleasanton has 30 teams and 349 players and Jourdanton has 18 teams and 250 players.
Little League provides the opportunity for a community to create a local youth baseball built on life lessons, socialization, and sportsmanship that benefits all of the children and the adult volunteers who support those efforts. Lifelong memories and friendships are made by children, families and volunteers.
We encourage the community to get out of the house and come enjoy these fast and fun games with some great future athletes. Get some fresh air, visit with your neighbors and treat yourself to some great food at the concession stands. You do not have to have a child that plays to enjoy a Little League game. It is fun for the whole community. Check out Little League schedules at www.pleasantontxlittleleague.com and www.jourdantonlittleleague.org. Pleasanton plays at 1209 Downey Street, Pleasanton, Texas. Jourdanton plays at the Jourdanton Sports Complex,1101 Champion Drive, Jourdanton, Texas.
“The Boys of Summer:” Jourdanton Little League Indians teammates Ethan Kaiser and Kyler Galvan . ERIC KAISER | COURTESY PHOTO
Sliding into home plate! A Pleasanton Little Leaguer slides into home plate on Opening Day at the Pleasanton Sports Complex. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS
Hey, batter, batter! A Pink Sox batter snags a hit during Pleasanton Little League’s Opening Day games. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS
Hayes Pawelek is pitch perfect for Pleasanton Little League on the Missions team. AMANDA PAWELEK | CHICKEN SCRATCH PHOTOGRAPHY
The Rangers teammates Hixon Wiatrek and Drew David. KATRINA WIATREK | COURTESY PHOTO
Jourdanton LL t-ball Coaches Dustin Tizman and Lindsey Rutowski huddle with their team, The Cubs. MICHELLE TITZMAN | COURTESY PHOTO
Wade Kielman at the bat with Reagan Baker behind the plate. COURTESY PHOTO
A Jourdanton Little League Mud Cat player safely crosses home plate on Saturday. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS
Jacob Powell ready to play ball for the Jourdanton Indians sponsored by Powell Livestock. COURTESY PHOTO
Emery Pawelek ready to bat for the Mud Hens. AMANDA PAWELEK | CHICKEN SCRATCH PHOTOGRAPHY
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