Sr. Babe Ruth tournament in Charleston, MO

Sr. Babe Ruth tournament in Charleston, MO
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CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - There is a  big week of baseball ahead at Hillhouse Park in Charleston, Mo. The Senior Babe Ruth tournament kicks off Thursday, July 5.

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The head coach of the host Charleston Fighting Squirrels Michael Minner talked about the competition ahead.

"It's kind of fewer teams this year, but also whenever you're playing a double elimination tournament, everybody's going to be stacked pitching-wise," said Michael Minner. "And that makes the tournament tougher and that will be interesting and it will be a tough weekend especially with the heat for somebody to come out on top."

The Senior Babe Ruth Tournament is scheduled to open up Thursday and crown a champion on Monday.

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