The Tri-County team is: Dylan Blaha, Cade Brewer, Alex Delgado, Tanner Fritsch, Laken Grimes, Chris Jones, Trent Janecka, Reagan McAda, Blake McCracken, Colby Mica, Justin Neiser, John Patek, Ethan Price, Ryan Rerich, Carson Schindler, Weston Seay, Logan Vinklarek and Weston Wick. The team is coached by Russell Goebel and Jack Crandall, with Tony Neuendorff as manager.
Originally published on Thursday, July 26, 2012
IF YOU GO
2012 BABE RUTH WORLD SERIES
• Opening ceremonies, 6 p.m. at Weimar's Veteran's Park
• First game, Tri County vs. Mid-Atlantic, 7:30 p.m.
All events at Veteran's Park.
• Day passes: $3/children, $6/adults.
• Tournament passes: $15/children, $30/adult
• 7:30 p.m., Tri-County vs. Mid-Atlantic
• 10:30 a.m., Ohio Valley vs. Pacific Northwest
• 1:30 p.m., Pacific Southwest vs. Mid-Atlantic
• 4:30 p.m., South Texas vs. Southwest
• 7:30 p.m., Midwest Plains vs. Tri-County
• 10:30 a.m., Pacific Northwest vs. New England
• 1:30 p.m., Mid-Atlantic vs. Southeast
• 4:30 p.m., Ohio Valley vs. South Texas
• 7:30 p.m., Tri-County vs. Pacific Southwest
• 10:30 a.m., New England vs. Ohio Valley
• 1:30 p.m., Pacific Northwest vs. Southwest
• 4:30 p.m., Pacific Southwest vs. Midwest Plains
• 7:30 p.m., Tri-County vs Southeast
• 10:30 a.m., Midwest Plains vs. Mid-Atlantic
• 1:30 p.m., Southeast vs. Pacific Southwest
• 4:30 p.m., South Texas vs. Pacific Northwest
• 7:30 p.m.: New England vs. Southwest
• 1:30 p.m., Southeast vs. Midwest Plains
• 4:30 p.m., Southwest vs. Ohio Valley
• 7:30 p.m., South Texas vs. New England
The nation's best 16- to 18-year-old baseball players will converge on Weimar beginning Friday as the city will roll out the red carpet for the second time in a decade for the Babe Ruth World Series.
Opening Ceremonies will be held at Veterans Park beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday.
The Tri-County team, composed of players from Yoakum, Weimar, Hallettsville and La Grange to name a few, will open the tournament on Friday night against the Mid-Atlantic team from Onondaga, N.Y. at 7:30 p.m.
There are nine other teams competing in the tournament along with the host Tri-County team. They are the New England regional champion from Cape Cod, Mass.; the Mid-Atlantic regional champion from Onondaga, N.Y.; the Ohio Valley regional champion from Lansing, Ill.; the Southeast regional champion from Matthews Park, Ala.; the Midwest Plains champion from Bismarck, N.D.; the Mid-County team from in-state, which is representing the Southwest; the Pacific Northwest champion from Port Angeles, Wash.; the Pacific Southwest champion from Modesto, Calif.; and the Southern Texas state champion from Eagle Pass.
The teams will be divided into two brackets, the American and National divisions. The Mid-Atlantic, Midwest Plains, Southeast and Pacific Southwest champions join the Tri-County team in the American division. The other five - New England, Southwest, Ohio Valley, Pacific Southwest and Southern Texas - will compete in the National division.
Pool play will run from Friday to Wednesday, when the top three teams in each bracket will square off in a single elimination tournament, culminating in the tournament final at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.
The Tri-County team, which received an automatic bid into the tournament as the host team, has had some strong recent success since coming together this summer. The team competed in warm-up tournaments this past two weekends and have compiled an 8-1 record in them.
Weimar last hosted the Babe Ruth World Series in 2003.
Tri-County won its only Babe Ruth World Series championship in 2002, when it secured the tournament title in Stamford, Conn.
Mike McCracken of the Yoakum Herald-Times contributed to this report.