For the second consecutive year, the Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old World Series begins its run at McClain Park in Mountain Home, and the host team will be facing some of the best teams in the country in a quest to become world champions. Ten teams will each play at least four games on Pitts Field as division play gets underway Thursday.
The tournament field is split into two divisions, American and National, and each team will play a single round robin format against the other four teams in their division. The top three teams in each division will advance to a single elimination bracket beginning Tuesday, and the world champion is scheduled to be crowned next Thursday.
Mountain Home will compete in the American Division, and their first opponent will be Bemidji, Minnesota. Mountain Home picked up the automatic bid to the Babe Ruth World Series as the host city. Bemidji enters the tournament as the Midwest Plains regional champion. The first pitch is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Action at McClain Park begins at noon between Eagle Pass, Texas, and Five Cities, California. The 2:30 contest is between West Louisville, Kentucky, and Greater Portland, Maine, and Harrison meets Greenville, North Carolina, at 5:30.
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