Junior Sox begin 17U Battle of Omaha today

The Bryant Everett Buick GMC Black Sox Junior American Legion baseball team is in Omaha, Neb.,[more] today to begin the 2013 17U Battle of Omaha, a 38-team tournament featuring squads from Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Bryant will be the lone Arkansas team in the tourney.

The Sox were set to open play at Bellevue West High School with a pool play game against Glendale, Mo., today at 3:30 p.m., following up at 6 against the host team. On Friday, they play at 10:30 a.m., against Fossil Ridge from Fort Collins, Colo., followed at 1 p.m., with a contest against the St. Louis Redbirds.

Saturday, Bryant play a game against Clearwater, Neb., which doesn’t count in the pool play standings.

The top teams from each of the seven pools and a wild card team with the best second-place record will compete in a pair of championship brackets on Sunday.

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