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10th annual CABA World Series opens

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10th annual CABA World Series opens

Local venues include Veterans Field, Friendship Christian, Wilson Central & Stockton Field

Four baseball venues in Lebanon
The 10th annual Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA)  14U World Series will be held at four Lebanon venues beginning Friday, July 11.
    
Hosted each year by the Lebanon Sports Commission and the City of Lebanon’s Parks & Recreation Department, the event draws teams from across the nation for a full week of travel team baseball.
    
According to tournament director Johnny Davenport, 20 teams, including squads from far away locales such as Seattle and Boston will be divided into brackets for six pool games each.
    
Venues will include Cumberland University’s Stockton Field, Friendship Christian School, Wilson Central High School and Veterans Field.
    
The top 16 teams after pool play will then enter into a double-elimination tournament with the championship game scheduled for Veterans Field in the Baird Park Complex Thursday, July 17.
    
In a change from previous years, the opening ceremonies will all be staged at Veterans Field Thursday, July 10.
    
A 5:30 p.m barbecue meal is planned for all players and coaches followed by the home run derby and a fireworks display.
    
Admission will be $8 per game, which will be good for all contests at a particular venue. A $30 tournament pass, good for all games, all venues, will be available for purchase.

Anyone who played in the LYBA during the 2014 season will be admitted free of charge just by wearing their team cap.

No Lebanon-based team will be participating this season.

Contact Tommy Bryan -- tbryan@wilsonpost.com

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