Play Ball! Seal Beach Pony League season begins

Travis Ortega throws the first pitch of the season to his teammate Sebastion Mok.
It’s high fives all the way as T-ball and Shetland players are introduced to the fans!

Seal Beach PONY Baseball held its annual Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 4, at McGaugh Elementary.

Despite the recent rain, it was sunshine and blue skies for the over 200 players and their families who gathered at the field to celebrate the start of a new season. SB PONY President, Craig Farmer welcomed players back to the diamond and emcee and fan favorite, Sean Leer, led the festivities.

Nicole Wyler, parent and teen volunteers kept the crowds happy slinging slush puppies at the snack shack while the Lions Club grilled up the leagues’ famous Anchor Dogs and Beach Burgers.

The ceremonial ball was presented by Seal Beach Police Department Officer Eric Hendry. The first pitch was thrown by Travis Ortega and caught by Sebastian Mok. It was cheers all around as teams took to the fields to enjoy America’s favorite past time.