The sunny and warm weather is signifying that summer is near and the arrival of summer means the return of softball and baseball season in Kirksville.
The Kirksville Baseball and Softball Association, along with city leaders, gathered at North Park in Kirksville Saturday for Opening Day 2013.
About 20 teams ranging in age groups gathered in the center field for the Opening Day Ceremony and the Parade of Teams.
One by one, each team ran to home plate with their coaches with the hopes of a great season ahead of playing baseball and softball.
Kirksville Mayor Richard Detweiler and City Council Member Glen Moritz both threw the first pitch.