Brandywine, Howard hosting state tourneys

Published 10:33 am Friday, July 10, 2009


Niles Daily Star

Southwestern Michigan and in particularly Niles will be a busy place this weekend.
The Cal Ripken Baseball State Tournament will be held at Firemen’s Park, Pepper Martin Park and in Benton Harbor.
Howard Township will host the 9-year-old tournament at Pepper Martin Park, while Brandywine Cal Ripken will be the host of the 11-year-old tournament.
All four tournaments begin this afternoon.
At Pepper Martin Park, Howard Township will open up play at 6:15 p.m. against Huron Valley.
Brandywine will take on the winner of the Lanse Cruese North-Benton Harbor game at 8:30 p.m.
Lanse Cruese and Benton Harbor will kick off the touranament at 4 p.m.
Out at Firemen’s Park, Howard Township will face Huron Valley at 6 p.m. with Brandywine taking on Lanse Cruese North at 8:15 p.m.
Tournament play will continue on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at both complexes.
In Benton Harbor, Howard Township will take on Benton Harbor in the third game of the 10-year-old tournament at 4:15 p.m. Brandywine will tackle the Huron Valley B-Lanse Cruese winner at 6:30 p.m.
In the 12-year-old tournament, Howard Township will meet Huron Valley at 4 p.m. with Brandywine facing host Benton Harbor at 6:15.
The tournaments continue on Saturday at 9 a.m. (10-year-olds) and 9:30 (12-year-olds).
The championship games in all four tournaments are scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Cal Ripken 9-year-old
State Tournament
At Pepper Martin Park
Friday, July 10
Lanse Cruese North vs. Benton Harbor, 4 p.m.
Huron Valley vs. Howard Township, 6:15 p.m.
Lanse Cruese-Benton Harbor winner vs. Brandywine, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 11
Consolation game, 11 a.m.
Consolation semifinals, 3:30 p.m.
Championship semifinals, 1:15 p.m.
Consolation finals, 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 12
Championship Game, 1 p.m.

Cal Ripken 10-year-old
State Tournament
At Benton Harbor
Friday, July 10
Huron Valley B vs. Lanse Cruese North, 2 p.m.
Huron Valley A vs. Clinton Valley, 2 p.m.
Benton Harbor vs. Howard Township, 4:15 p.m.
Brandywine vs. Huron Valley B-Lanse Cruese winner, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 11
Championship quarterfinals, 9 a.m.
Consolation game, 11:15 a.m.
Consolation game, 2 p.m.
Consolation game, 3:45 p.m.
Consolation semifinals, 6:30 p.m.
Championship semifinals, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 12
Consolation finals, 12:30 p.m.
Championship game, 3 p.m.

Cal Ripken 11-year-old
State Tournament
At Firemen’s Park
Friday, July 10
Howard Township vs. Huron Valley, 6 p.m.
Brandywine vs. Lanse Cruese North, 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 11
Semifinal game, 11 a.m.
Consolation game, 1:30 p.m.
Consolation finals, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 12
Championship game, 11:30 a.m.

Cal Ripken 12-year-old
State Tournament
At Benton Harbor
Friday, July 10
Huron Valley vs. Howard Township, 4 p.m.
Benton Harbor vs. Brandywine, 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 11
Championship semifinals, 9:30 a.m.
Consolation game, 11:45 a.m.
Consolation finals, 4:15 p.m.

Sunday, July 12
Championship game, 10 a.m.