36 Teams from S.C. Expected for Dixie Youth Tournaments
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 11:02AM

Teams from acroos the state will visit the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center, the City of Belton and Anderson County, for three South Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball tournaments which begin Saturday.

The tournaments will feature a total of 36 teams representing Dixie Youth Baseball Districts with Belton serving as the official host team.

"We are very excited to be a part of hosting the great folks from South Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball, the participants and families in Anderson County for two action-packed weeks of baseball," said Neil Paul, executive director or Visit Anderson. "Our community has bought in and will serve as a great host for our guests. The team from the City of Belton and Anderson County has worked very hard to make this event a reality in our community. I particularly want to single out the folks at ASEC that have worked very hard to prepare the facilities for this event."

The AA Coach Pitch State Tournament represents participants, ages eight and under, and will be played on Saturday-Tuesday. The AAA Division 2 State Tournament represents players, ages 10 and under, and will be played Saturday-Thursday. The AAA Division 1 State Tournament will be played July 13=July 18 at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center. The AAA Division features participants, ages 10 and under, and will have Opening Ceremonies July 12 at the Civic Center of Anderson. 

Each tournament will feature a double-elimination style bracket and games will be played each day at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center.

"This tournament is not only important for the City of Belton, but it's important for all of Anderson County," said Joey Lance, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Belton and District 1 Director for South Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball. "The kids in our program at Belton have worked really hard and will represent our community well in this state tournament and I am proud to represent our community in working closely with the Anderson County team. We definitely want to make this an annual thing."

Tickets are $7 per day for adults 17 and older and $5 per day for youth 6-16. Kids under the age of 6 will be admitted free. Please note that Anderson Sports and Entertainment Complex observes a Clear Bag Policy for ticketed patrons. Opening Ceremonies Friday and July 12 are free and open to the public.

For more information, including brackets and game schedules, please check out http://southcarolina.dixie.org/site/ 

Article originally appeared on The Anderson Observer (http://andersonobserver.com/).
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