20170727 - MCYSA Opening (hrb) - nwherald
In a Civil War era uniform Jeff Purcell, from Marengo with the McHenry County Historical Society, throws out the ceremonial first pitch during the MCYSA international baseball tournament's opening ceremony at Lippold Park on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. John Konstantaras photo for the Northwest Herald

In a Civil War era uniform Jeff Purcell, from Marengo with the McHenry County Historical Society, throws out the ceremonial first pitch during the MCYSA international baseball tournament's opening ceremony at Lippold Park on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Crystal Lake, Illinois. John Konstantaras photo for the Northwest Herald