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June 18, 2014

Majors, Minors open play at Connie Mack Regional Qualifier

ENID, Okla. — The Connie Mack baseball regional qualifier tournament opens today at David Allen Memorial Ballpark with 10 teams competing from three states, including the Enid Majors and Enid Minors. The tournament runs through Sunday.

The qualifier awards one of 16 berths in the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) South Plains Connie Mack tournament that will be held July 22-27 at David Allen Memorial Ballpark, which also serves as the site of the Connie Mack state tournament July 16-20.

Both the Enid Majors and Enid Minors open play today with the Minors scheduled to play OKC Sandlot 18 at 6 p.m., followed by the Majors against OKC Sandlot 17 at around 8:15 p.m.

By virtue of hosting the regional in July, the Majors (16-7) — who come into the tournament as one of the hottest teams after having won 14 of their last 17 games — are guaranteed a spot in the regional tournament, regardless of their outcome in this week’s qualifier tournament,

The qualifier consists of pool play starting today through Saturday, with the semifinals and championship on Sunday.

The Enid Majors are joined in Pool A by Batters Box 18 out of Colorado, OKC Sandlot 17, OK Fuel and Frozen Ropes, Texas.

The Minors will compete in Pool B with Batters Box 17 (Colo.), OKC Sandlot 18, DBAT Chapman (Texas) and OKC Athletics.

There will be six games played each day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with games scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., with the last game each day slated for an 8:15 p.m. start.

Tournament schedule

Today

6 p.m. — Enid Minors vs. OKC Sandlot 18

8:15 p.m. — Enid Majors vs. OKC Sandlot 17

Thursday

9 a.m. — Batters Box 18, Colo. vs. OK Fuel

11:15 a.m. — Batters Box 17, Colo. vs. DBAT Chapman, Texas

1:30 p.m. — Batters Box 18 vs. Frozen Ropes, Texas

3:45 p.m. — Enid Minors vs. OKC Athletics

6 p.m. — Enid Majors vs. Frozen Ropes

8:15 p.m. — Batters Box 17 vs. Enid Minors

Friday

9 a.m. — OKC Sandlot 17 vs. OK Fuel

11:15 a.m. — Batters Box 17 vs. OKC Athletics

1:30 p.m. — OKC Sandlot 18 vs. DBAT Chapman

3:45 p.m. OKC Sandlot 17 vs. Frozen Ropes

6 p.m. — Enid Majors vs. Batters Box 18

8:15 p.m. — OKC Athletics vs. DBAT Chapman

Saturday

9 a.m. — Batters Box 18 vs. OKC Sandlot 17

11:15 — Batters Box 17 vs. OKC Sandlot 18

1:30 p.m. — Enid Minors vs. DBAT Chapman

3:45 p.m. — OK Fuel vs. Frozen Ropes

6 p.m. — OKC Sandlot 18 vs. OKC Athletics

8:15 p.m. — Enid Majors vs. OK Fuel

Sunday

9:30 a.m. — Semifinal 1(Pool A No. 1 vs. Pool B No. 2)

Noon — Semifinal 2 (Pool B No. 1 vs. Pool A No. 2)

2:30 p.m. - Championship

 

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