Manila to host state baseball tournament

Wednesday, July 9, 2003

Manila will host the 10 year old State baseball tournament July 11-15.

Teams representing Springdale, Mt. Home, Ft. Smith, Searcy, District II in Greene County and District I (Jonesboro) will start playing at 1 p.m. on Friday July 11.

Games will be held Friday through Monday with the finals on Tuesday.

The local NEA East Team is scheduled to play at 7 p.m. Friday. This team is made up of players from Manila, Leachville, Senath and Hornersville. It is coached by Tracy Reinhart of Manila.

"We are excited about hosting the tournament and we are looking forward to the games," Darrell Birmingham of Manila said. "We hope baseball fans come out to support these young players that have worked hard and made it to the state competition."

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