20170727 - MCYSA Opening (hrb) - nwherald
A member of the Independents, a Civil War era baseball team from the McHenry County Historical Society shows a "lemon ball" to Michael Swiatly with the Crystal Lake South baseball team during the MCYSA international baseball tournament's opening ceremony at Lippold Park on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. The Crystal Lake South baseball team was honored for their IHSA Class 4A Championship during the ceremony. John Konstantaras photo for the Northwest Herald

A member of the Independents, a Civil War era baseball team from the McHenry County Historical Society shows a "lemon ball" to Michael Swiatly with the Crystal Lake South baseball team during the MCYSA international baseball tournament's opening ceremony at Lippold Park on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. The Crystal Lake South baseball team was honored for their IHSA Class 4A Championship during the ceremony. John Konstantaras photo for the Northwest Herald