Madison Post 9's baseball team got the summer American Legion baseball season off to a jovial start Thursday with a 23-0 rout of Batesville in seven innings. Niners' coach James "Doc" Boyd (top, right) chuckles while cutting up with manager Tim Armstrong (center) and coach Bob Kring. Brad Sims (bottom, front) hangs out in front of the dugout. The Niners are back in action Sunday when they host Florence, Ky., Boone Post No. 4 in a doubleheader starting at noon at Post 9 Field. (Staff photos by Mark Campbell)