Tourney time in full swing
Pat Campbell will be a “traveling man” during the next week.
As head coach for both the Janesville Babe Ruth 15-under all-star squad that is playing in the state tournament, and the Janesville 9-year-old all-star team that is in the regional tournament in Louisville, Ky., Campbell has a full dance card.
The 15-year-old Babe Ruth squad opens play at Eau Claire this morning against Marinette. The 10-team tournament is double-elimination.
Colin Frey will be Janesville’s starting pitcher.
Campbell said Appleton, which finished second in last season’s national world series, and Eau Claire are the favorites in the state tournament.
If Janesville defeats Marinette, the local team will play Ashland at 6 p.m. today.
2010 BABE RUTH 15U STATE TOURNAMENT
At Eau Claire
Game 1: 10:30 a.m.—Eau Claire vs. Sturgeon Bay
Game 2: 10:30 a.m.—Marinette vs. Janesville
Game 3: 1 p.m.—Appleton vs. Cross Plains
Game 4: 3:30 p.m.—Northwoods vs. Madison East
Game 5: 6 p.m.—Winner of Game 1 vs. Bay Port
Game 6: 6 p.m.—Winner of Game 2 vs. Ashland
Game 7: 11 a.m.—Loser of Game 2 vs. Loser of Game 3
Game 8: 11 a.m.—Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 4
Game 9: 1:30 p.m.—Loser of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 7
Game 10: 1:30 p.m.—Loser of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 8
Game 11: 4 p.m.—Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 6
Game 12: 6:30 p.m.—Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 5
Game 13: 12:30 p.m.—Loser of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 10
Game 14: 12:30 p.m.—Loser of Game 12 vs. Winner of Game 9
Game 15: 4 p.m.—Winner of Game 13 vs. Winner of Game 14
Game 16: 7 p.m.—Winner of 11 vs. Winner of Game 12
Game 17: 12:30 p.m.—Loser of Game 16 vs. Winner of Game 15
Game 18: 3 p.m.—Winner of Game 16 vs. Winner of Game 17
Game 19: (if needed) Game 18 teams
The Janesville 14-year-old Babe Ruth all-star team and 13-year-old all-stars also begin tournament play today.
The 14-year-olds are in Marinette for the state tournament.
Janesville opens against the host team at noon today. If Janesville wins, it plays at 6:30 tonight against Green Bay.
The 13-year-olds are in Sauk Prairie.
The team has a first-round bye. Janesville plays the winner of a 12:30 p.m. game at 7:30 tonight.
Both of the tournaments are double-elimination.
9-year-olds in Kentucky
Campbell will drive to Okolona, Ky., for the 9-year-old Little League Ohio Valley Regional that begins Friday.
Janesville opens pool play at 2:30 p.m. Friday against the Michigan state champions.
Janesville’s second game will be at 7 p.m. Saturday against host Okolona, Ky.
The local squad’s third game will be at 3 p.m. Sunday against Eastern Kentucky.
The tournament features five pools of four teams each. The top two teams in each pool advance to a 10-team, single-elimination tournament format starting Monday.
Legion team begins tourney
The Janesville American Legion squad begins Class AAA Region 7 tournament action at 7 p.m. today at Riverside Park against Genoa City.