State t-ball tourney returns to Chiefland

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By Jim Clark

You'll be seeing a lot of youngsters in baseball uniforms around town at the end of this week as 23 teams, including host Chiefland, compete in the 2009 T-Ball State Tournament at Strickland Park.

Games being Thursday at 9 a.m. and conclude Sunday.

Here is the schedule for the teams' first games. After that, the bracket depends on whether a team wins or loses.


9 a.m. Julington Creek (St. Johns County) vs. Bradford (Starke).

9 a.m. Micanopy vs. Middleburg.

10:30 a.m. Tanglewood (Duval County) vs. Santa Fe.

10:30 a.m. San Jose (Duval County) vs. Chiefland.

Noon - Madison County vs. Micanopy-Middleburg winner

Noon - Palatka vs. Miami

1:30 p.m. Belleview vs. Wellswood Red

1:30 p.m. Eagle Lake vs. Oviedo Hurricanes

3 p.m. Okeeheelee Heat vs. Winter Haven

3 p.m. Longwood vs. Palatka-Miami winner

4:30 p.m. Longwood vs.Belleview-Wellswood Red winner.

4:30 p.m. Okeeheelee Sandlot vs. Belleview.

6:30 p.m Oviedo Knights vs. Wellswood Black (tentative time)