Longtime Alice National Little League coach and league board member Brent Starr was honored by throwing out at the first pitch at the league’s opening ceremonies Thursday evening at Bobby Cuellar Park.

Starr is currently on Little League’s district board, which oversees Little League baseball and softball over much of South Texas. He’s also been a league sponsor for many years.

National League has a total of four Major League teams and four Minor League teams. Organizers also expect Junior League teams and at least one Senior League team.