From Staff Reports
Wednesday marks the beginning
of the 2014 American Amateur Baseball Congress Roberto Clemente
World Series at Richard Craig Park on South Zack Hinton Parkway in
Tickets will be sold at the
park back gate (closest to the tennis courts) beginning on Thursday
morning. Half-day session tickets are $5 each and a ticket for the
entire World Series ticket is $20.
Seven- and eight-year-olds
from across the United States and Puerto Rico will take part in a
private Participants’ Reception on the Square from 6-8:30 p.m.
Festivities will continue at Richard Craig Park Thursday, with an
Infield, Outfield, and Homerun Derby at 10 a.m.
McDonough is hosting the
series for the 14th year. Mayor Billy Copeland praised the efforts
of kids who will be featured in the tournament.
“Long hours, hard work, and
dedication have culminated in eight teams reaching this pinnacle in
the game of baseball for seven- and eight-year-olds,” said Copeland.
“Memories for a lifetime will be made for these young people
throughout the tournament, and I trust that our community with join
me in making the visiting families feel welcome.”
Series play will begin Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
and go through Sunday, July 27. The championship game could take
place July 26 at 6 p.m., or July 27 at 1:00 p.m. depending on wins
and losses during the tournament.