Al Kellert, owner of Gray Ghost Vineyards, throws out the first pitch at opening day last Saturday morning of the Rappahannock Culpeper Baseball League. The pitch was a mean slider but Allison Sanitra, catcher for the Major Nationals (sponsored by Gray Ghost), hung onto it while players for all the league’s teams, from T-ball to major-level, watched from the outfield. After the ceremonies, the Nationals met the Iron Birds in the first game of a doubleheader at Amissville’s Stuart Field.
Former Rappahannock News editor Roger Piantadosi is a writer and works on web and video projects for Rappahannock Media and his own Synergist Media company. Before joining the News in 2009, he was a staff writer, editor and web developer at The Washington Post for almost 30 years.