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Blaine Title stages 
wood bat tourney

Senior baseball at Founders Field

Blaine County Title is sponsoring its first wood bat baseball tournament comprised of four Sun Valley Menís Adult Baseball League teams that have been drafted for the occasion.

The two-day tourney is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21 at Founders Field in Hailey. Six preliminary games are planned followed by Sundayís 2 p.m. title game.

After the championship game there will be a barbecue sponsored by Leftyís Bar & Grill and a wood bat home run derby at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Teams are the Homestead Grays (manager Curtis Bacca), Kansas City Monarchs (Dave Fox), New York Cubans (Danny Turner) and Pittsburgh Crawfords (Robin Sarchett).

Here are the rosters, followed by this weekendís game times:

∑  Homestead Grays: Curtis Bacca, Brent Anderson, Andrew Beck, Tim Carter, James Cordes, Jim Jorgensen, Kevin Mora, Billy Neal, Karl Nordstrom, Max Paisley, Jeff Poggi and Rusty Seaward.

∑  Kansas City Monarchs: Dave Fox, Josh Aldinger, Anthony Anderson, Matt Beck, Rick Bradshaw, Tim Mott, Patrick Mullen, Brian Nelson, James Nelson, John Rathfon, Scott Seaward, Zach Sewell and Ryan Stavros.

∑  New York Cubans: Danny Turner, Tyler Corrock, Dan Gearhart, Cory Goicoechea, Dave Hausmann, Brandon Hughes, Chad Martin, Riley Nash, Matt Nelson, Christian Nickum, Pat Revallier, Buffalo Rixon and Ric Slone.

∑  Pittsburgh Crawfords: Robin Sarchett, Craig Anderson, Jeff Burrell, Josh Charlat, Paul Creighton, Dan Freeman, Jimmy Hart, Cam Lloyd, Dennis McLean, Kenny Nelson, Jeff Sarchett and Hoss Schmidt.

Each team is guaranteed three games, playing each other team once.

Saturday, the Pittsburgh Crawfords play the Kansas City Monarchs at 8 a.m. and the Homestead Grays go against the Crawfords at 11 a.m. Itís the New York Cubans against the Grays at 2 p.m. and the Monarchs against the Cubans at 5 p.m.

On Sunday, the Cubans play the Crawfords at 8 a.m. and the Grays clash with the Monarchs at 11 a.m.

The top two teams making the championship game will be the best in win-loss, head-to-head and, the third tiebreaker, runs allowed. The tournament wood bats were purchased from the San Diego Padres.


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