State softball tourney begins Thursday
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Starting Thursday night, the 2010 Babe Ruth All-Stars Alabama state softball tournament will kick off at the Andalusia Sports Complex.
For three days, teams from Alexander City, Atmore, Elba, Covington County and Andalusia will vie for a spot to play at the softball regional tournament in Altamonte Springs, Fla., on July 22.
“We’re looking forward to it,” said Dwight Mikel, Andalusia director of leisure services. “We look for good crowds, because as a general rule, this age group not only brings their parents, but their grandparents, and on occasion, their aunts and uncles.”
The age groups competing in the tournament are between 6-14 years olds.
Cost of daily admission is $7 for adults; $4 for children, and 6-and-under are free on a daily pass. Tournament passes are $10 for adults, $6 for children 6-11 and children 6-and-under are free. The family pass is $25 for the whole family, but the family must live in the same household.
The tournament is in a double elimination format.
Here is the breakdown of the tournament age groups and teams, along with when and where they will be starting at the complex:
The 6-and-under bracket will begin Thursday night between Covington County and South Alabama at 6 p.m. on Field No. 1. The Alexander City team will start at 10:30 a.m. Friday, and will play the winner of the first game on Field No. 2.
The 8-and-under bracket will begin on Friday at 2 p.m. when Elba takes on Alexander City on Field No. 1, and Covington County will play South Alabama on Field No. 2.
The 10-and-under bracket will also begin Friday at 6 p.m., where Alexander City will play Covington County on Field No. 1, and Elba against South Alabama on Field No. 2.
In 12-and-under action, Alexander City will begin with Elba Friday at 2 p.m. on Field No. 3, and Covington County will play South Alabama at 6 p.m. on Field No. 3.
In the oldest age group, Atmore will play South Alabama at 8 p.m. Friday night on Field No. 3, and Covington County will play the winner of the Atmore-South Alabama game Saturday at 8 a.m. on the same field.