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Cal Ripken Baseball Southeastern Regional Tournament comes to New Bern, NC!


Update: Congratulations to the West Raleigh Team for winning the Tournament and advancing to the Cal Ripken World Series in Maryland! Great job, New Bern, for coming in Second Place! We just received the information and welcome updates for 3rd, 4th, 5th place, etc. Please feel free to comment below! Thanks.

The opening ceremony was held on Thursday afternoon for the weekend baseball tournament. The New Bern Sunday School League hosted 18 teams from AL, FL, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, and the Bahamas.

The 10 and Under players, coaches, and attendees enjoyed a show from the Green Beret and Trade Winds Parachute Teams as the skydivers landed on the field, one of them displaying a large American Flag.

Author and Screenwriter Nicholas Sparks showed his support for the young players by throwing the first pitch.

I can’t imagine playing baseball in record high 100 degree temperatures and I hope the kids and attendees stay hydrated and as cool as possible.

Have a great time this weekend and let the best team win!

Special thanks to the Babe Ruth League, New Bern Sunday School League, New Bern Convention and Visitors Center, Craven County Recreation and Parks, and all the Sponsors who made this special event happen!

Wendy Card

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