Teamwork Marketing & Promotions: My Site News: Early Bird Mid-South Classic Rolls Through Rainy Weekend

Friday, April 6
Early Bird Mid-South Classic Rolls Through Rainy Weekend

     Baseball great Rogers Hornsby has a famous quote about spending the winter looking out his window and waiting for spring and the return of baseball.  Aptly, the quote was featured on the t-shirt for the 4th Annual USSSA Early Bird Classic.
     Full results for all six age divisions are now posted at www.usssa.com and points have been awarded according to the finish.
     The players and families on the 32 participating teams from four states also had to do a little waiting around of their own on Saturday night as heavy rains postponed games in the local tournament. But, like Hornsby, the teams and fans got their wish when the tournament was completed on a beautiful Sunday and champs in the six age divisions were crowned.
     Field tarps, which were purchased four years ago by the Murray Tourism Commission, Parks Department and the Murray Rotary Club, were put in place on Saturday afternoon when the rains arrived. The tarps will pulled off early Sunday morning and play resumed at 10 o’clock and continued through the last of the 56 games on Sunday night at 7:30.
     “We were very fortunate to get this tournament completed,” said Teamwork Marketing’s Tab Brockman. “This was exactly the type of scenario that was anticipated when the parks, Rotary and Tourism got together to purchase the tarps several years ago. Without them, this event would have been cancelled and our local businesses would have lost out on thousands of dollars as a result.”

     The championship games in each age division were as follows:
     8-UNDER:  Bootheel Blaze 8 - West KY Outlaws 5
     9-UNDER:  Elizabethtown Reds 20 - West KY Outlaws 4
     10-UNDER:  Paducah Storm 11 - Murray Bucs 0
     11-UNDER:  A-J Bombers 11 - Murray Bucs 3
                          MO Wildcats 7 - Reidland Hounds 6 (consolation title)
     12-UNDER:  West KY Patriots 13 - SE Cobras 5
     13-UNDER:  E'town Thunder 2 - Greenfield Andrews Athletic 1

     Thanks to all of the participating teams and all who helped with the tarps on Saturday afternoon.  It was a great weekend of spring baseball and we invite you back again this summer!