About 600 youths, most bedecked in baseball uniforms, gathered at Baggerly Field in Blossom Hill Park Saturday to mark the Los Gatos Little League's opening day.
The league's 50 teams, each representing six divisions, and their families turned out for a day of food, fun and, of course, baseball.
"We had games going from right after the opening ceremonies all the way until the evening," said Jeff Williams, president of the league. "It was a great day that our volunteers really put together."
The day, which was dedicated to District 12 chief umpire Dan Campagnolo, started with a parade of players and the recitation of the Little League Pledge. provided grub for the hungry althetes and fans and bounce houses were inflated to entertain youngsters in between match-ups.
Williams said that seven local and and regional officials, including Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, came out to show their support for the league and its players. Wasserman also threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the season.
Opening day was originally slated to take place last weekend but was delayed due to bad weather, Williams said. Although organizers had to scramble to get yesterday's activities together, the celebration went off without a hitch.
"It was a lot of work to get everything done, but we are really excited that baseball is back," Williams said. "Baseball brings in spring."