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Summer baseball tourney starts today


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The 2017 Sunrise Optimist Baseball Tournament will feature eight teams, including Roswell High and the Roswell Baseball Institute, playing on two fields: the NMMI Ballpark and Goddard’s Launch Pad.

Both parks will host four pool games today and two tomorrow, as the squads duke it out for championship seeding. When the six pool games are completed, the teams will be seeded based on win-loss record. A two-way tie will go to head to head results and a three-way tie will be broken by least runs allowed, most runs scored (max of 10 runs per game) or finally, if statistics cannot determine the higher-seeded team, a coin flip. The first and second place teams in each pool will enter the gold bracket, while third and fourth-place teams enter the silver bracket. Each park will host bracket games Saturday, with the winners meeting in the championship Sunday at NMMI.
Daily admission is $5 or a three-day tournament pass can be purchased at the entry gate for $12.00. Kids 17 and under are free. Gates open 45 minutes prior to the start of the first games each day.