The Mercer Island Little League teams celebrated opening day on Saturday, April 20 at the South Mercer Playfields.
The event featured former Marinier Edgar Martinez, who threw out the first pitch.
Hundreds of young players came to the event, welcomed by Martinez, as well as the Mercer Island High School baseball and fastpitch teams.
Little League player Kellen Wedgewood earned the honor of meeting and catching Martinez's first pitch after his family won the silent auction held the week prior to opening day.
Photos by Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter.