Black Sox Junior, AA teams open Legion season with weekend tourney

The Bryant and Lakeside American Legion programs will host the second annual Ryan White[more] Memorial Tournament this weekend to open the 2013 season for the Junior (18-and-under) and AA (17-and-under) teams.

The Bryant Senior (19-and-under) Legion team is set to make its 2013 debut on Monday, May 27 with a nine-inning game at Cabot.

The tournament will feature six AA teams and five Junior teams. They will be initially competing in pool play with three teams in each of four pools. Two of the pools will be competing at Bryant High School Field Friday through Sunday, while the other two pools will be competing at Lakeside High. On Monday, the winners of each pool will play semifinals at Lakeside with third-place and championship games to follow.

Bryant’s Everett Black Sox Junior team will be managed by Tyler Brown with assistance from Brandon Crosby and Mike Lee. The Sport Shop Black Sox AA team will be managed by Seth Doxey with assistance from Jordan Hunter.

Players for the teams, to be settled as the season goes along, include Dakota Besancan, Bailey Bowers, Trey Breeding, Chase Brooks, Caleb Chaffin, Harrison Dale, Daniel Darbonne, Tre’ Davis, Devin Dupree, Justin Emmerling, Devon Fuquay, Jordan Gentry, Dalton Holt, Zach Jackson,
Weston Jones, Nick Kehrees, Andrew Kincaid, Evan Lee, Jonathan Long, Michael Martindale, Hunter Oglesby, Blake Patterson, C.J. Phillips, Bradley Plunkett, Connor Tatum, Drew Tipton and Brandon Warner.

The Black pool includes AA teams from Bryant, Pine Bluff and Pangburn. The White pool includes the junior teams from Bryant, Cabot and Texarkana. The games for those pools will be held at Bryant.

In the Blue pool will be AA teams from Lakeside, Malvern and Clarksville with the Gold pool featuring the Ashdown AA team and junior teams from Lakeside and Malvern.

The schedule of games:


Friday, May 24

At Bryant

Game 1 — Bryant Junior vs. Cabot Junior, 5:30 p.m.

Game 2 — Bryant AA vs. Pine Bluff AA, 8 p.m.

At Lakeside

Game 3 — Lakeside AA vs. Malvern AA, 5:30 p.m.

Game 4 — Lakeside Junior vs. Ashdown AA, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 25

At Bryant

Game 5 — Bryant Junior vs. Pangburn AA, 12 p.m.

Game 6 — Cabot Junior vs. Pine Bluff AA, 2:30 p.m.

Game 7 — Bryant AA vs. Texarkana Junior, 5 p.m.

Game 8 — Pine Bluff AA vs. Pangburn AA, 7:30 p.m.

At Lakeside

Game 9 — Malvern Junior vs. Lakeside AA, 12 p.m.

Game 10 — Clarksville AA vs. Ashdown AA, 2:30 p.m.

Game 11 — Malvern AA vs. Lakeside Junior, 5 p.m.

Game 12 — Ashdown AA vs. Malvern Junior, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 26

At Bryant

Game 13 — Bryant Junior vs. Texarkana Junior, 2 p.m.

Game 14 — Bryant AA vs. Pangburn AA, 4:30 p.m.

Game 15 — Texarkana Junior vs. Cabot Junior, 7 p.m.

At Lakeside

Game 16 — Clarksville AA vs. Malvern AA, 2 p.m.

Game 17 — Lakeside Junior vs. Malvern Junior, 4:30 p.m.

Game 18 — Clarksville AA vs. Lakeside AA, 7 p.m.

Monday, May 27

At Lakeside

Game 19 — Black pool winner vs. Gold pool winner, 12 p.m.

Game 20 — White pool winner vs. Blue pool winner, 2:30 p.m.

Game 21 — Game 19 loser vs. game 20 loser (third-place game), 5 p.m.

Game 22 — Game 19 winner vs. game 20 winner (championship game), 7:30 p.m.

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