Next week, thousands of baseball players, family members and spectators will descend upon Acreage Community Park when the Acreage Athletic League hosts the 2013 Dick’s Sporting Goods Babe Ruth World Series District Championships.
Beginning Wednesday, June 26, children and teens will compete to advance in the 2013 Babe Ruth League World Series, with the finals held in August.
The tournament runs all week, finishing Sunday, June 23.
“Teams are coming from leagues all over South Florida,” said AAL Vice President George Domaceti, the tournament chair. “They will compete against each other for the championship, and the winner will advance in the World Series.”
The tournament has returned to Acreage Community Park this year after being held across South Florida for the last five years, Domaceti said.
The tournament is free and open to the public, and you can expect to see some local superstars on the field.
The baseball teams are split into divisions by age, from children ages under 6 years old up to 15 years old.
“We have teams in the rookie division, the tee ball division, 10 and under, 11 and under, and 15 and under competing,” Domaceti said of the AAL teams.
The championship team of each age division will move on in the World Series, with the goal being to make it to the national competitions held across the nation in August.
The games begin at 5 p.m. on weekdays and at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
“This tournament is going to give a chance for people who are not familiar with The Acreage to come and see our community,” Domaceti said. “It will also give people a chance to see our great local baseball program.”
For more information, visit www.aalbaseball.org or call (800) 687-4190.