TORRINGTON – After the first two nights of baseball were canceled this season due to weather, the Torrington Little League Majors got the season started Wednesday.
Wednesday night started the same, with a weather delay. After the thunder and lightning passed, the action got underway. The first contests of the year were between the Mets and Cardinals and the Yankees and Cubs.
The Yankees jumped out to an early lead, growing a 6-0 advantage in the first two innings. They expanded their lead and captured the win, 10-0, after four innings of play. On Field 2, the Cardinals snagged a win over the Mets. After three full innings on the diamond, the Cards finished with a 16-6 win.
The Majors continued action Thursday after press time with the Cards and Mets and Yankees and Cubs facing off. The Minors and tee ball teams competed on Thursday as well.
Little League is set for its official opening Saturday at the Sports Complex. There will be one game played from each of the three levels, with the first pitch set for 5 p.m. for each game.
“The town will be able to see what we have to offer in all divisions,” Torrington Little League President Abe Correa said.
On top of the three games, there are free commemorative foam baseballs to the first 200 people to show up at the ballpark. There is also going to be a dunk tank. First State Bank donated a city tournament trophy that will be on display Saturday.