JOHN DAY- Grant County Babe Ruth has been in full swing since April 7 and if you haven't had the chance to see a game yet, there's still plenty of opportunities.
Grant County features two teams of 13-15 year-olds - the Marlins and the Braves - who play home games at McConnell field. The Baker Cubs and the Baker Red Sox round out the four-team league.
League play was scheduled to begin on May 21, with the Marlins taking on the Braves at McConnell Field.
Both teams will also be competing in the 24-Hour Wood Bat Tournament in Hermiston on June 8. The six-team tournament will feature round-the-clock games, and aluminum bats are prohibited.
Grant County Babe Ruth relies heavily on fundraisers, volunteers, and donations for support. On June 2 both teams will be running a can and bottle-drive in the parking lot of Chester's Thriftway from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call John Stearns at 575-0654.
On the roster this year for the Marlins are Jared Stearns, Kyle Weymouth, Kodi Bremner, Derek Kell, Trey Thompson, Brent Labhart, Austin Brown, Clay Thomas, Dakota Lippert, Blake Purnell, Tanner Gilliam, and Omar Medina. Coaches are John Stearns and Tony Van Cleave.
The Braves include Kyler Deiter, Dominic DeHaven, Josh Chapman, Nick Wilson, Trevor Gill, Jake Waldner, Levi Gagnon, Justin Larson, Scott Lee, Walker Erickson, Matt Mischaud, Trent Wagner. The coaches are Chuck Wilson and Phil Gagnon.