Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"Baseball for All – All Girls Tournament" is This Weekend

If you happen to be free this weekend, especially on Friday, this might be something fun and interesting to watch.  This weekend is the “Baseball for All – All Girls Tournament” at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy in Compton from Friday, October 25 - Sunday, October 27. This is the only all girls' Baseball tournament in the country.
Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy
El Camino College, Compton Center (west of football field)
901 East Artesia Blvd.
Compton, Calif. 90221
Participants are in the teens and will play using IBAF Women’s World Cup rules.  I encourage you to attend if you're interested; especially if you have a young daughter.  After all, maybe it's time to come out and lend some support to the ladies of Baseball.  There just might be a diamond in the rough.

To usher in the tournament will be an Opening Ceremony on Friday morning that includes several cast members from the movie "A League of Their Own" and a former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player.

Appearing will be Patty Pelton (Marbleann Wilkenson), Tracey Reiner (Betty Horn) and Anne Ramsay (Helen Haley) from the movie.  Maybelle Blair, who played for the Peoria Redwings in 1948, will represent the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and throw out the first pitch.

Friday, October 25
9 a.m. – Practice
11 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
12:30 – Team 1 vs. Team 2
2:30 p.m. – Team 2 vs. Team 3
4:30 p.m. – Team 3 vs. Team 1
Saturday, October 26
9:30 a.m. – Team 1 vs. Team 3
Noon – Team 2 vs. Team 1
2:30 p.m. Team 3 vs. Team 2
Sunday, October 27
8 a.m. – Semifinals
10:30 a.m. - Championship

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