The Cal Ripken 9-year-old Southwest Regional Tournament, after being rained out at[more] Hattiesburg, Miss., will be concluded this Saturday, Aug. 6, at Bernard Holland Park in Benton.
The final four teams of the tournament were all from Arkansas, Bryant, Benton, Little Rock Junior Deputy and Bentonville. Bryant will take on the Little Rock team in one semifinal of the single-elimination tournament at 5:30 p.m. The winner will take on Benton after the first game. Benton advances to the final because Bentonville dropped out.
Bryant’s 9-year-old All-Stars include Cade Drennan, Jonathan Hall, Hayden Hilson, Rhett James, Colton Kilgore, Tyler LaRue, Braydan Lester, Jake Meaders, Trey McKim, Riley Morales, Shane Small and Gage Stark. Clint Hilson is the manager. Mike Meadors and Bill Drennan are the assistants.