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USSSA All-Star baseball championships in Murray

Staff Report

MURRAY - For the second straight year, local youth all-star baseball players get to sleep in their own beds during their quest to win a state title, as the United States Specialty Sports Association Kentucky All-Star Championships are battled out in Central Park over the weekend. The action starts at 6 tonight and continues through Sunday afternoon's championship games.

Murray will send five teams to slug it out with others throughout west Kentucky in three separate age divisions â “ 8-under, 10-under and 12-under. The 8-under division is machine pitch, while the other two feature live-pitch action.

"It's a nice opportunity for Murray and Calloway County to bring teams from other communities to our park and businesses," said Tab Brockman, park director. "And, it's great that our local all-stars get to play in front of home crowds. It's also a nice honor for the USSSA to allow Murray to host a state championship."

The Murray Pinto All-Stars will be one of four teams in the 8-under division along with the Caldwell County All-Stars, the Madisonville Cobras and the Trigg County All-Stars.

The 10-under division features Murray All-Stars from the American and National leagues and the Mayfield All-Stars and Trigg County All-Stars.

The 12-under division includes the Murray Bronco League All-Stars,  the Murray Diamond Dawgs and the Trigg County All-Stars.

Preliminary play will continue on Saturday when the games resume at 11 a.m. Saturday pool play will conclude by around 6 p.m. The preliminary play determines seeds for Sunday games, which will decide the championships. All Sunday games begin at 1 p.m.

A gate fee will be charged throughout the weekend to offset the tournament costs. A weekend pass is $10 for fans 13 and up. Youth (6-12) is $5 for the weekend. Kids 5-under are free. Schedules for each age division can be viewed at www.playballmcc.com.

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All-Star State tournament

8-UNDER DIVISION -- Field 3

Caldwell Co. All-Stars

Murray Pinto All-Stars

Madisonville Cobras

Trigg Co. All-Stars

  Friday, July 11

G1 6:30 PM F3 Murray-Trigg

G2 8 PM F3 Murray-Caldwell

  Saturday, July 12

G3 11:30 AM F3 Trigg-Caldwell

G4 1:15 AM F3 Murray-Madisonville

G5 3:15 PM F3 Caldwell-Madisonville

G6 5 PM F3 Trigg-Madisonville

  Sunday, July 13

G7 1 PM F3 Seed 1 v 4

G8 2:45 PM F3 Seed 2 v 3

G9 4:30 PM F3 8u Championship

SNbS 10-UNDER DIVISION -- Field 4

Mayfield All-Stars

Murray AL All-Stars

Murray NL All-Stars

Trigg Co. All-Stars

  Friday, July 11

G1 6 PM F4 Murray NL â “ Trigg Co.

G2 7:45 PM F4 Murray AL â “ Trigg Co.

  Saturday, July 12

G3 11 AM F4 Mayfield â “ Murray NL

G4 1 PM F4 Trigg Co. â “ Mayfield

G5 3 PM F4 Murray NL â “ Murray AL

G6 5 PM F4 Mayfield â “ Murray AL

  Sunday, July 13

G7 1 PM F4 Semi-final: 1 vs. 4

G8 2:45 PM F4 Semi-final: 2 vs. 3

G9 4:30 PM F4 10u Championship

SNbS 12-UNDER DIVISION -- Field 4

Murray All-Stars

Murray Diamond Dawgs

Trigg Co. All-Stars

  Friday, July 11

G1 6 PM F2 Murray - Dawgs

G2 8 PM F2 Murray-Trigg

  Saturday, July 12

G3 12 PM F2 Dawgs-Trigg

G4 2 PM F2 Murray-Trigg

G5 4 PM F2 Dawgs-Murray

SNbS Sunday, July 13

G6 1 PM F2 Trigg-Dawgs

G7 3 PM F2 Championship (1 v 2)

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