Saturday marked the first day of baseball/softball/t-ball season for the Pickens County Recreation Department. Hundreds of spectators watched the opening day ceremony, which included a first pitch by longtime Rec. Dept. supporter and cancer survivor Jamie Fleming and the annual parade of 37 teams from 11 divisions. The event was held at Roper Park. Approximately 390 children signed up this year. Games began Monday night and will continue through late May. Several games are scheduled for Thursday night, so put on your ball cap and head to the park in support of Pickens County youth sports. See page 18B for photos of last Saturday’s event. For more Opening Day photos check out the print edition or follow this link to sign up for the e-edition.