The Starfires are Rockford's Women's baseball team. They hosted the Chicago Gems Saturday in the season opener. People of all ages headed to the ballpark to watch the modern day Rockford Peaches. Former Rockford Peach Helen Wyatt threw out the first pitch. The last time a league game was played at Beyer Stadium was in 1954. The Gems beat the Starfires 13-5.
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