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Thursday April 20, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, Hooker Field in Martinsville, Virginia will host the Division I Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament for the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA). The double-elimination tournament will be held May 12th-14th. This event will determine which team travels to the NCBA World Series in Holly Springs, North Carolina.

Four college club baseball teams will participate in the tournament. While playoffs are still going on, teams in the past have included Ohio State University, East Carolina University and Virginia Tech. All athletes will stay locally at the Baymont Inn & Suites, which was selected by the NCBA as their host hotel.

Games for the tournament will be played Friday, May 12th at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, May 13th at 9 a.m., 12 noon and 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 14th at 9 a.m. A tiebreaker game will be played at 12 noon on Sunday if needed. A rain date has been set for Monday, May 15th in the event of an extended delay in the tournament schedule.

Admission is $5 for Friday and Sunday, and $10 on Saturday.  Children five and under are free with a paying adult. The Martinsville Community Recreation Association will sell concessions, as fans will not be allowed to bring outside food or beverages into the stadium. All proceeds from ticket sales and concessions will benefit Hooker Field. The Martinsville-Henry County EDC’s Tourism Division will sell area souvenirs.

This event is a partnership between the NCBA, the Martinsville-Henry County EDC’s Tourism Division, the City of Martinsville and the Martinsville Community Recreation Association. 

Additional information on the tournaments and area information can be found online at www.VisitMartinsville.com, at the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center, located inside the New College Institute building at 191 Fayette Street in Martinsville, or by calling 276.632.8006.

Tags: Baseball, Henry County, Hooker Field, Martinsville, MHC Economic Development Corporation, MHC Visitor Center, NCBA, Tournament