Mickey Huskey Twin Lakes Classic begins Thursday

Cooper Park will be a busy place through the weekend as one of the area’s biggest sporting events returns. Ten American Legion baseball teams will gather Thursday for the opening day of the 35th-annual Mickey Huskey Twin Lakes Classic.

Mountain Home Lockeroom head coach Lester White says he is looking forward to having the tournament with fewer restrictions than a year ago.

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White adds there are some teams in the tournament he is familiar with, but there will also be some new faces.

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The Lockeroom begins pool play by taking on Eureka, Missouri. The first pitch at Lester White Field is scheduled for 8 p.m.

In the earlier games, North Central Arkansas and Branson get underway at 11 a.m., Batesville meets Russellville at 1:15, Paragould faces Bartlesville, Oklahoma, at 3:30, and the Tropics from Scott City, Missouri, takes on Pontotoc, Mississippi, at 5:45.

You can keep up with scores, standings and the schedule for the Twin Lakes Classic at ktlo.com/twinlakesclassic.

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