West Linn preps for 14U Babe Ruth regional tournament
West Linn Youth Baseball Association recently announced that it has been selected by Babe Ruth Baseball to host the 14U Pacific Northwest Regional Baseball tournament July 20-27.
Ten teams representing five states and two provinces from western Canada will compete for the privilege to move on to the 14U Babe Ruth World Series scheduled in Demopolis, Alabama, from Aug. 6-15.
Opening ceremonies and all 26 games of the Pacific Northwest Regional will be held at West Linn High School's Brown Field, with the tournament's championship game set for July 27.
"Our youth program has sent three teams to the Babe Ruth World Series in the last four years," said WLYBA President Lane Kadel, noting trips to Alberta, Canada (twice), Montana and Idaho (twice), as well as to Washington for the Babe Ruth Pacific Northwest Regionals. "We are honored to be able to host in our hometown and share West Linn with our competitors.
"We are also excited to be able to keep our players and their families in their own homes for the week. We hope to see our community come out and support our team this summer."
WLYBA is a non-profit organization that represents 600 players ranging in age from 5 to 14 years, providing an opportunity to learn the game of baseball while competing at various skill levels.
The mission of the WLYBA is to ensure that everyone who wants to learn and play the game of baseball has that opportunity to do so in a safe environment. No player who wishes to play is turned away for any reason.
Kadel welcomes the West Linn community to support the 14U West Linn Babe Ruth team and WLYBA by attending the PNW Regional.
He also said that West Linn has always financially supported WLYBA's World Series teams and encouraged local businesses to help host this year's tournament by contacting him at 503-803-2029 or Don Gabel at 503-318-8462.
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