Olivia Belfonti, 7, of Southington, throws out the first pitch at the New Britain Rock Cats season opener against the Richmond Flying Squirrels at New Britain Stadium Thursday night. Olivia was born with a congenital heart defect and has had three heart surgeries at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. She is now a healthy and active second-grader. The Cats won, 3-2.
Cloe Poisson, Hartford Courant