Photos by Kevin Nagle
The teams of the Bryant Athletic Association lined the outfield, above, after being introduced at the opening ceremonies on[more] Saturday at Bishop Park. BAA president Michael Catton and Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs spoke briefly about the arrival of league play for the first time at the new park, lauding all those who had made it possible.
In addition, trophies were presented to the winners and runners-up of the pre-season tournaments. Some of the teams are shown below.
In the Instructional League, Small & Associates, managed by Joey Small, was the champion with Safe & Sound Mini-Storage, managed by Jonathan Hope, was runner-up.
In the Rookie Division, AA level, Next Level, managed by Scott Allison, took first with Middleton Heating & Air, managed by Greg Riggs, was second. At the AAA level, Diamond Sports, coached by Clint Hilson, won the title with Pro Heating & Air, coached by Joe Johnson, second.
In the Cal Ripken Division, AA level, Arvest Bank, managed by Phillip Dupree, took top honors with CT Transport, coached by Alton Darbonne, second. For AAA, Gametime Supply, coached by Rusty Misenheimer, and Farm Bureau, managed by Jerry East, were the top two teams in that order.
For the Babe Ruth Division, Richard’s Honda, coached by Ward Seale took first place at the AA level and second place at AAA. Penfield, managed by Jay Rich, won the AAA tourney. In the AA, Coleman Dairy, led by Hunter Davis, finished second.