photos by JULIE LOPEZ

The Ol’ Ballgame

Carlsbad Youth Baseball (CYB) celebrated their annual Opening Day at Pine Park. With a record of over 800 players registered to play, this year’s event saw a huge turnout of support from parents, community members, and local businesses, all coming together to celebrate the start of the spring season of Pony Baseball. The Camp Pendleton Color Guard proudly presented the flag while a Valley Middle School student performed the national anthem. The honorary first pitch was thrown by Max Chase, the great grandson of Lew Chase. The 2015 7U All-Star team was recognized for their accomplishments in the Pony World Series. Other highlights from the day included the traditional player’s parade and a speech by CYB President Chris King. For more information and other updates on the CYB season visit www.carlsbadyouthbaseball.org.