BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Bay St. Louis will host the eight-year-old Southwest Region Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament this weekend at the Bay St. Louis Sports Complex.
The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/14bURJi ) a total of 25 teams will face off in the tournament hailing from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas from Friday to July 23.
Ray Cox, president of Bay St. Louis Babe Ruth Baseball, expects the tournament to bring about 1,500 people to the city and surrounding areas.
Cox is confident the tournament will bring an economic impact to the city.
In 2007, the Cal Ripken Babe Ruth Baseball League in Bay St. Louis hosted the 11-year-old regional tournament.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com