Mike, Jill and 5- year old Harrison Lauf say those two important words: "Play Ball" / photo by SportsPix
In addition, Abby Higgins, age 12, of South Yarmouth and Remy Rogers of Marstons Mills were Honorary Bat Kids for the pre game activities. And Little Stars were Remy and his sister,Emily Rogers and Mark Beal from Barnstable Village.
Lisa Sullivan Jason, Deputy Commissioner Dick Sullivan’s daughter made her debut at Fenway and sang the National Anthem to a sell out crowd. Her performance was spectacular and the park went crazy at the end!
Barnstable Police Officer Steven O’Brien, who has sung at Fenway and many Cape League ball parks sang the Canadian Anthem and then God Bless America in the 6th inning. Both performances were superb.
Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch was Wendy Northcross, CEO of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. A graduate of Yarmouth public schools and Cape Cod Community College, Wendy has dedicated her adult life to making the Cape a great place to live, work, play and create. She co-founded the John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, and is active in many organizations that help Cape Codders including Cape Cod Community College, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Hyannis Rotary Club and more.
The day’s event was also highlighted by a large contingent of color guard from several towns on Cape Cod, joining to present the colors on the field at Fenway. There were:
Lynn Francis, age 18 from Sea Scout Ship 40 from Falmouth; David Francis, age 16 from Boy Scout Troop 42, from East Falmouth; Michael Wheeler age 14, from Boy Scout Troop 38 from N. Falmouth; Adam Beal, age 11 from Boy Scout Troop 54 from Centerville; Mark Beal, age 8 from Cub Scout Pack 56 from West Barnstable and Devinn Cleveland, age 8 from Cub Scout Pack 41 from East Falmouth
Adult Leaders: included Al Beal, Unit Commissioner from Falmouth, Ken Cleveland Cub Scout DenLeader, from Falmouth and Chris Beal Scout parent & Eagle Scout from Barnstable Village.
Last but certainly not least, we all waited for that “green light” to start the game.
Announcing those 2 famous words to get the game officially started was the Lauf family of Sandwich. Mike, Jill and 5-year old Harrison said it not once but twice….PLAY BALL!
Lisa Sullivan Jason singing National Anthem on Cape Cod Day.
Lisa Sullivan Jason and Barnstable Police Officer Steve O’Brien during pre-game ceremonies honoring Cape Cod Day.