Top cops take the mound in South Dennis

DY PD chiefs throw out the first pitch on DY Youth Baseball opening day
YPD Chief Frank Fredrickson (left) and DPD Chief Peter DiMatteo (right) throw out the opening day pitch for Dennis Yarmouth Youth Baseball. Yarmouth Police Department photo.

In addition to running herring and blooming daffodils, we have another way of knowing for sure it is spring--baseball!  Sunday was the opening day for Dennis Yarmouth Youth Baseball and players, coaches, parents and other fans were joined by two of the area's top cops. Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Fredrickson and Dennis Police Chief Peter DiMatteo were at Wixon Field in South Dennis to throw out the first pitch.

The day started with a parade from the Upper Wixon Field to the Lower Wixon Field where the National Anthem, opening ceremonies and opening remarks took place. 

Then Chiefs Fredrickson and DiMatteo took to the mound. "Watching all the excitement and activities brought back many of my own fond memories of my coaching days and even further back to my own Little League days," said Chief Fredrickson.

At noon, the first two games got under way with four more to follow. Food for the event was provided by Andy Crosby at Dennis Public Market with proceeds benefiting the baseball organization.

"Youth baseball and other organized activities are so important to building a strong community as well as creating lasting positive memories," said Chief Fredrickson.

Games are played at several fields throughout the two Mid Cape towns. For team stats visit the Dennis Yarmouth Youth Baseball website here.

For a schedule of future games, click here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on