Babe Ruth state tournaments a plenty here

Published 12:02am Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Softball fans, get your calendar ready.

Covington County is hosting the 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U Babe Ruth Softball State Tournaments this week at the Dwight Mikel Sports Complex in Andalusia.

Games will kick off on Thursday and will commence through Saturday.

The 10U and 12U age groups, who start on Thursday, will hold the largest number of teams in each with eight, Covington County Babe Ruth Softball President Eric Schwartz said.

“We’re excited about the state tournament,” Schwartz said. “This is the first time that Covington County has been able to host something like this. We’re really hoping and counting on volunteers and helpers to step up and help put on a good show.”

10U/12U

In the 10U age group, Alexander City, Wedowee, Ala., Covington County, Tri County, Andalusia, Brewton, Opp and Flomaton/East Brewton will compete. Teams in the 12U age group include Andalusia, PCI, Brewton, Ashland, Covington County, Tri County, Flomaton/East Brewton and Opp.

Thursday and Friday’s action for the 10U/12U age groups will be in pool play. Single elimination play will start on Saturday with the top four teams in each pool advancing for a way to the championship.

8U

Teams in the 8U age group include Andalusia, Opp, Brewton and Covington County.

Games will get started in pool play on Friday at 9 a.m. Then, the top four seeds face each other in bracket play on Saturday with the finals at 5 p.m.

6U

Teams in the 6U age group include Alexander City and Covington County.

Alex City plays Covington County at 7 p.m. on Friday. Saturday’s play continues at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

14U/16U

On Saturday, Elba will play Covington County at 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Additionally, the Covington Sportsman’s Expo will be held June 28-30, at the Kiwanis Building.

Withe the tournament and expo taking place at the same time, Schwartz said it should be a good weekend for both the City of Andalusia and Covington County.

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