RodrNewly-elected Jim Wells County Judge Juan Rodriguez is a firm believer in Little League baseball.

He played Little League and Senior League baseball in Alice, and he went on to eventually coach his son's Little League baseball team recently.

On Monday, Rodriguez opened the Alice American Little League season with a first pitch.

Rodriguez urged the boys to played theirhardest and have a good season.

"There's so many memories you make playing Little League baseball," Rodriguez said. "I told them to make the best of it."

The Alice American Little League season began Monday. The league includes three Minor League teams and four Major League teams.