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First Saturday of spring brings opening day for Little League in Gainesville
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Alena Canada, 9, and Ashley Markham, 9, both of the Gainesville Red softball team, wait to parade onto the field Saturday on Little League opening day at City Park. - photo by Erin O. Smith
Gainesville’s annual Little League parade is a traditional rite of spring, and just in time for the first Saturday of the season. Under warm, sunny skies, the boys and girls of summer began the city Parks and Recreation league spring baseball and softball seasons at City Park.