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By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 May 2013 at 12:00 am

8 teams start season in Albion Midget League

Photos by Tom Rivers – Shawn Whittier throws out the ceremonial first pitch to start the Albion Midget League season.

Shawn’s brother Taylor smiles after catching the first pitch.

ALBION – More than 100 players on 8 teams kicked off the Albion Midget League season today with a ceremony at the Albion Midget League field behind the Town Hall on Clarendon Road.

Shawn Whittier, son of the late Carlton Clippers coach Scott Whittier, threw out of ceremonial first pitch to start the season. His brother Taylor served as catcher. The Carlton team on Thursday dedicated a new backstop in honor of Whittier, who was a player on the team as a kid and coached the Clippers for eight years.

Coaches and players from the eight teams passed the microphone and introduced themselves with the Actives, last season’s champion, getting the first chance to use the microphone.

Caleb Hyde, a member of the Actives, introduces himself during opening day ceremonies.

Greg Bennett, an assistant coach for the Rotary Lions, holds the microphone while player Jason Dash says his name to the crowd.