ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) – Hundreds of young baseball players and their families are expected to participate in a national championship tournament sponsored by Baseball for All next summer in Rockford.
The girls’ tournament is planned for July 27 through August 1. Baseball for All is a nonprofit organization that works to expand opportunities for girls to play baseball.
Officials say the tournament will be open to 8 and under, 10 and under, 11 and under, 13 and under, and 17 and under teams.
The tournament plans to hold its opening and closing ceremonies at Beyer Stadium, home of the Rockford Peaches, the women’s baseball team immortalized in the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own.”