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Greater Loudoun to host Southeast Regional Baseball Tournament

photoGreater Loudoun Babe Ruth is one of 12 teams playing in the 2012 Babe Ruth 14-Year-Olds Southeast Regional Baseball Tournament. Front row, from left, are Cody Washington, Nick Lemanski, Colin Reid, Chad Koehler and Corry Curry. Back row consists of coach Pete Chipouras, Teddy Chipouras, coach Glenn Graves, Matt Payne, Hank Biggs, Matt Eberhart, Zach Lockhart, Michael Robst and manager Tim Owen. Garrett Jenkins and Sam Walker are not pictured.—Courtesy Photo

A coveted spot in the Babe Ruth 14-Year-Olds World Series will be on the line starting Aug. 2 when Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth hosts the Southeast Regional Baseball Tournament at Fireman’s Field in Purcellville.

The double-elimination style tournament will feature 12 teams from seven states vying for a spot in the World Series. The Commonwealth of Virginia will be represented by three teams, highlighted locally by the Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth host team.

Greater Loudoun will be managed by Tim Owen, with Glenn Graves and Pete Chipouras serving as assistant coaches. The host team’s player roster will consist mainly of 14-year-olds, along with a couple of 13-year-olds.

Greater Loudoun will open tournament play Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. against Greenville (N.C.) Babe Ruth. Overall, four games are scheduled each day Aug. 2 through Aug. 6 with the loser’s bracket championship game and the tournament championship game or games set for Aug. 7 and 8.

The Southeast Regional Tournament champion will earn one of 10 spots in the Babe Ruth 14-Year-Olds World Series, scheduled for Aug. 18-25 in Murray, Utah.

Log on to http://www.GLBR.org and click the 2012 Southeast Regional tab for a full tournament schedule.

Babe Ruth 14-Year-Olds Southeast Regional Baseball Tournament

When: Aug. 2 through Aug. 8
Where: Fireman’s Field in Purcellville
Format: Double elimination
Host: Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth

-Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth (Va.)
-Arlington Babe Ruth (Va.)
-Greater Manassas Baseball (Va.)
-Monroe County Babe Ruth (Ala.)
-Columbus Babe Ruth (Ga.)
-San Jose Osprey Baseball (Fla.)
-Ocala Baseball (Fla.)
-Border Belt Babe Ruth (N.C.)
-Greenville Babe Ruth (N.C.)
-Myers Park Baseball (N.C.)
-District One Youth Sports Cardinals (S.C.)
-Giles County Babe Ruth (Tenn.)


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