VAN NEST LITTLE LEAGUE’S
Parents, children, local elected offi cials and local league sponsors, celebrated the fi rst game of the spring season at Van Nest
Little League’s Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday, April 13 at 1500 Waters Place. (below) Brandon warmed up while looking very
spiffy in his uniform sponsored by Van Nest Auto Parts. Photos by Fernando Justiniano
(l-r) Ashton, Noah, Sophia and Sebastian couldn’t wait
for the season to start.
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Joey Maranino (c), 1999 New York District 22
Champions player, threw out the fi rst pitch of the
Councilman Mark Gjonaj (4th from l) joined many in
celebrating VNLL’s Opening Day. (l-r) Coach George Pisanti, Arik Abrams, Ronny Barca,
Richie Shanahan, Chris Mixon, Joey Maranino, Nicholas
Maranino, Joseph DeFazio and manager Joey Lentini.