On its opening day for the baseball and softball seasons, West Cumberland Little League (WCLL) recognized its long time sponsor, Nancy Sungenis, representing Sungenis Insurance. For more than 60 years, the Hopewell Township business has sponsored mostly softball at WCLL’s Wynn Park. With over 400 parents and friends looking on, Jill Sungenis threw out the “ceremonial first pitch” for softball, joining Hopewell Mayor,Paul Ritter, who also threw a first pitch for the Little League baseball season opener. Shortly afterward, Sunny Slope defeated the Hankins/Martin Major League Baseball Team, 17–0. In Girls’ Major League Softball, West Cumberland’s Randi Galan State Farm lost to Salem, 10–7.
A highlight of the day’s activities was a small business announcement of Green Lighthouse Property Group, making an appearance and sharing bags of mandarins to all those in attendance. Green Lighthouse Property Group is a strong supporter of Little League as a produce importer, featuring mandarins, grapes and pomegranates, doing business in Cumberland County. That support included a $15,000 donation to the local organization to supplement West Cumberland’s continuing efforts to provide quality baseball and softball to children ages five to 14 from Greenwich, Hopewell, Shiloh and Stow Creek municipalities.