Welcome Tee-Ballers

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By Claude Lewis

With Memorial Day having come and gone, and school now officially out for summer, it has to be time for youth baseball tournaments to begin play across Florida.

Chiefland's Strickland Park will come alive this weekend with hundreds of little ballplayers between the ages of 5 and 6 years old.

The occasion will be the one and only Babe Ruth League State Tee-Ball Tournament.

There are 22 different teams in this year's event -four more than last year.

There are 12 players on each team. That adds up to more than 260 players each day.

Throw in mothers, fathers, grandpops and grandmas, aunts and uncles, and you probably have more than 1,000 people visiting Chiefland from Thursday, June 12, through Sunday, June 15.

Games will begin Thursday morning and continue through Saturday. There could be more games on Sunday depending how action unfolds.

Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday.

The tournament is being sponsored by the Chiefland Citizen and Standridge Hay Straw.

Making this year special for the Chiefland Area Athletic Association is, this is the 10th year it will be hostong the event.

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