Opening weekend a hit: Beacons earn 1st win; fans rave about field

MIKE EYSTER / PHOTO - Jeff Fripp hits the first home run in a home game during the Beacons' first game Friday at Hamlin Sports Complex in Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD – It wasn’t exactly like everyone’s head movie when it comes to imagining a baseball team’s first-ever home game on Opening Day.

Players were greeted with blustery conditions under gray skies, the wind whipping at a brisk double-digit mph speed. It was 38 degrees. 

The only fans in attendance were family members of players and coaches. The general public . . .