Note: This story was updated at 1:19 a.m. July 17.
The NABF World Series baseball tournament started in Oak Ridge on Thursday. Oak Ridge is one of the communities in the area hosting games between teams from the United States and Canada.
Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch tossed the first pitch to open the series in Oak Ridge.
The Oak Ridge baseball fields are being used from Thursday, July 16, through Sunday, July 19, for the NABF World Series baseball games. Knoxville is also hosting games.
The Oak Ridge High School Summer Team plays in Oak Ridge at 12:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.
“This is a great opportunity for Oak Ridge and our baseball program since the most of the funds generated in Oak Ridge will stay with the Oak Ridge program!” organizers said. “An added bonus: the Oak Ridge High School Summer Team qualified to be in the tournament—so come out and watch them play!”
Games are played on Strang and Hopkins fields at the baseball complex behind Kmart. There will be a total of six games played in Oak Ridge on Friday, with start times at 10 a.m. and 12:30 and 3 p.m.
Admission is $8.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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