Babe Ruth tourneys heat upBy JOHN HABIB
New Hampshire Union Leader
July 11. 2013 8:41PM
Keene, Barrington and Rochester will be hosting a New Hampshire Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament beginning Saturday.
The 13-15-year-old Joseph J. Lamy Memorial Tournament will be hosted at Keene’s Alumni Field.
On Saturday, host team Keene will play Lakes Region-based Twin Rivers at 1:30 p.m. and in the 4 p.m. nightcap, the Manchester Tom Woodlock All-Stars will battle the Armand J. Laramie All-Stars of Laconia.
The fifth team in the tournament, Rochester, drew a first-round bye and will play the winner of the Keene-Twin Rivers game on Sunday at 11 a.m. The tournament will crown a champion on Thursday. That champ will represent the Granite State in the regional tournament beginning Aug. 2 in Newtown, Conn.
Barrington will host the 14-year-old state tournament beginning with two games on Saturday. The Manchester Mickey Hanagan All-Stars will play Plymouth in the 2 p.m. opener while the 5 p.m. nightcap features host Barrington against Keene.
On Sunday at 2 p.m., Portsmouth will meet the winner of the Manchester-Plymouth game. At 5 p.m. Sunday, the Keene-Barrington winner will play the District III champion.
Today at 5 p.m. at Allard Park, Goffstown will play Laconia to determine the District III champion.
On Saturday, July 20 the 14-year-old state tournament will hold its championship game. The winner will represent the state in the regional tournament in Westfield, Mass., which begins Friday, July 26 at Bullens Field.
The Gilles Simard Field in Rochester will host the 13-year-old tournament, beginning with three games on Saturday.
Littleton-based North Country will battle Bedford in the 10 a.m. opener and host Rochester will play the District III champion, either Goffstown or Bow, at 1 p.m.
Thursday night, Bow and Goffstown met at Allard Park in Goffstown. Once-beaten Goffstown needed to beat undefeated Bow to force a third and deciding game today at 2 p.m. at Allard Park.
The third state tournament game on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Rochester features the Manchester Lebel All-Stars against Nashua.
The fifth team in the tournament, Exeter, will play Sunday at 10 a.m. against the winner of the North Country-Bedford contest.
If Manchester wins the 13-year-old state tournament, the runner-up will gain an automatic regional berth to the regional tournament. Manchester will be hosting the 13-year-old regionals at Gill Stadium beginning Saturday, July 27.