Today many of our Meridian Youth Baseball and Softball athletes will begin participating in a variety of regional baseball tournaments in Washington and Oregon. In fact, seven of our eight teams qualified for the regional tournament due to their success in state tournament play.
I want to wish our area youth athletes well as they participate in these regional tournaments. Winners of the regional tournaments qualify to participate in the Babe Ruth World Series later this year. The MYB/S league includes over a thousand area athletes, ranging in ages from four to fifteen and is built on sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline, and community involvement. In fact, MYB/S even held two charitable tournaments this season.
We will keep the community updated on the progress of these seven teams and will be posting information on our Facebook page as it becomes available. I encourage you to check in to monitor their progress.
With one trip to Leighton Family Baseball Complex, it is easy to see why so many teams that practice and play there go on to have success at the state and regional level. The City’s goal for Settlers Park and the Leighton Family Baseball Complex is to be a tournament caliber sports complex and provide youth with the opportunity to participate in athletics on a competitive basis. Or, it can be just a great way to spend an afternoon.
If you have never attended a ballgame at Settlers Park, make plans to attend this week, as not all tournament participants are leaving Meridian. The 12 and under and 13 and under state tournament winners will have home field advantage in this weekend’s local tournament. Come out and support our local athletes and enjoy a great weekend in Meridian.