St. George American Legion baseball teams set to host Summer Classic tourney

Michael Lacy, St. George Sentinels vs. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, American Legion Baseball, St. George, Utah, June 21, 2017 | File photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Sixteen baseball teams from five different states are playing this week as the four-day American Legion Summer Classic baseball tournament gets under way.

The tournament includes three days of pool play Wednesday through Friday, followed by seeded championship matchups on Saturday.

Jagun Leavitt, St. George Sentinels vs. North Cache, American Legion Baseball, St. George, Utah, June 24, 2017 | File photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Three local American Legion squads — Dixie, Snow Canyon and the St. George Sentinels — will host pool games on their respective home fields. Players of high school age, including recent high school graduates not older than 19, are eligible to play American Legion baseball.

The tournament starts Wednesday evening with a pair of games at Dixie State University’s Bruce Hurst Field. Jackson, Wyoming, will face Grand Junction, Colorado, at 6 p.m., followed by the Nevada Jays against St. George at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday includes a full slate of 10 games, with a dozen more scheduled for Friday, as each team plays the other three teams in its pool once.

Saturday, the teams will be seeded and paired off according to how many games they won in pool play, with any ties being broken by head-to-head competition, then by runs allowed and runs scored. After each of the 16 teams plays once more on Saturday (eight games total), the two winners of the No. 1 seeded games will face each other in the tournament championship game at 8:30 p.m. at DSU.

Admission is $8 per day or $20 for the whole tournament.

Following is the schedule for the first three days of the tournament (local teams in bold). Home team for each game will be decided by a coin toss.

Wednesday, June 20

  • Jackson, Wyoming vs. Grand Junction, Colorado, 6 p.m. at DSU
  • Nevada Jays vs. St. George Sentinels, 8:30 p.m. at DSU

Thursday, June 21

  • Lone Peak vs. Pocatello, Idaho, 9:30 a.m. at Snow Canyon High
  • Dixie vs. Westlake, 9:30 a.m. at DSU
  • Grand Junction, Colorado vs. Burley, Idaho, 6 p.m. at Snow Canyon High
  • East Idaho vs. Lone Peak, 6 p.m. at DSU
  • Caldwell, Idaho vs. Westlake, 6 p.m. at Dixie High
  • Nevada Jays vs. Springville, 6 p.m. at Pine View High
  • Snow Canyon vs. Jackson, Wyoming, 8:30 p.m. at Snow Canyon High
  • Sky View vs. Pocatello, Idaho, 8:30 p.m. at DSU
  • Dixie vs. Boise, Idaho, 8:30 p.m. at Dixie High
  • Mountain Range, Colorado vs. St. George Sentinels, 8:30 p.m. at Pine View High

Friday, June 22

  • Pocatello, Idaho vs. East Idaho, 9:30 a.m. at Snow Canyon High
  • Snow Canyon vs. Burley, Idaho, 9:30 a.m. at DSU
  • Sky View vs. Lone Peak, 9:30 a.m. at Dixie High
  • Mountain Range, Colorado vs. Nevada Jays, 9:30 a.m. at Pine View High
  • Jackson, Wyoming vs. Burley, Idaho, 6 p.m. at Snow Canyon High
  • Springville vs. Mountain Range, Colorado, 6 p.m. at DSU
  • Caldwell, Idaho vs. Boise, Idaho, 6 p.m. at Dixie High
  • Sky View vs. East Idaho, 6 p.m. at Pine View High
  • Snow Canyon vs. Grand Junction, Colorado, 8:30 p.m. at Snow Canyon High
  • Boise, Idaho vs. Westlake, 8:30 p.m. at DSU
  • Caldwell, Idaho vs. Dixie, 8:30 p.m. at Dixie High
  • Springville vs. St. George Sentinels, 8:30 p.m. at Pine View High

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