Starting this Friday, Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia will host the National Club Baseball Association’s (NCBA) Division I Mid-Atlantic Regional. The double-elimination tournament will be held May 11th-13th at Hooker Field.
Teams playing in the tournament include The Ohio State University, East Carolina University, University of Maryland and Virginia Tech. The winner of the Mid-Atlantic Tournament in Martinsville will be one of eight teams nationally that advances to the NCBA Division I World Series in Holly Springs, NC May 25th-31st.
Games begin on Friday at 4:00 pm when No. 2 seed East Carolina plays No. 3 seed Maryland. At 7:00 pm, No. 1 seed Ohio State will play No. 4 seed Virginia Tech.
Additional games will be played Saturday, May 12th at 9 am, 12 noon and 3 pm and Sunday, May 13th at 9 am. A tie-breaker game will be played at 12 pm, if needed. A rain date has been set for Monday, May 14th 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. The Rec Association in helping local recreation, athletic programs and facilities puts all proceeds from ticket sales and concessions back into the community.
All athletes will stay locally at The Baymont Inn & Suites and The Comfort Inn, which were selected by the NCBA as their host hotels. Fans and athletes can follow the tournament online at www.Facebook.com/NCBAinMHC.
This event is a partnership between the NCBA, 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, 191 Fayette Street, Martinsville or by calling 276.632.8006.