YOUTH BASEBALL: Cal Ripken state tourneys get started today (07/12)

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Schedules updated for 8s and 9s

The Cal Ripken West Kentucky State tournaments got underway Wednesday, with play starting today in five other age divisions.

On Wednesday, the LaRue County 12-year-old All-Stars lost to St. Matthews, 12-4 in the first game of the nine-team tournament at Germantown Park. Briar Holt hit a two-run home run as LaRue County took a 3-0 lead. Kane Harris and Chase Puyear each singled.

Elizabethtown is scheduled to play Prairie Village at 8 tonight, while Meade County meets the Germantown-Jeffersontown winner at 8 Friday night.

LaRue County meets the Germantown-Jeffersontown loser at 6 Friday night in an elimination game.

If Meade County and Elizabethtown win their first-round games, they’ll meet at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. If Meade County loses, it will play the Prairie Village-Elizabethtown loser at 10 a.m. Saturday in an elimination game.

The winner’s bracket final is set for 1 p.m. and the consolation bracket final is at 5 p.m. Sunday. The championship is 6 p.m. Monday with a second game – if necessary – set for 30 minutes after the completion of the first game.

CAL RIPKEN 11S. Elizabethtown plays the Prairie Village representative at 6 tonight at Germantown.

If EABC wins, it’ll face Okolona at 6 Friday night in the semifinals. Lose, and EABC takes on the Germantown-District 10 loser at noon Saturday in an elimination game.

The winner’s bracket final is set for 6 Saturday night, with the consolation bracket final at 3 p.m. Sunday. The championship is at 6 p.m. Monday, with a second game – if necessary – slated for 30 minutes after the completion of the first game.

CAL RIPKEN 10S. LaRue County is the only area team in this tournament, which is divided into four pools of three teams each at Fern Creek Park. A single-elimination tournament will be held following pool play.

LaRue County takes on Hancock County at 8 tonight and Germantown at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The top eight teams based on four criteria – win-loss record, head-to-head competition, fewest runs allowed and run differential – advance to the tournament. All quarterfinal games are Saturday evening, with the semifinals at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and the final 30 minutes after the semifinals.

CAL RIPKEN 9S. Elizabethtown, LaRue County and Meade County represent District 7 in Owensboro. Teams are divided into six pools of three teams, with the top two teams from each pool advancing to a single-elimination tournament that starts Saturday night.

EABC is in Pool A and takes on Breckinridge County at 8 tonight, East Daviess County at 4 p.m. Saturday and Edmonson County at 8 Saturday night; LaRue County is in Pool B and faces Owensboro-Daviess County at 10 p.m. Friday, Henderson County at 10 a.m. Saturday and Pool C's Blue Lick at 4 p.m. Saturday; and Meade County is in Pool C and faces Owensboro Eastern at 6 tonight, Blue Lick at at 6 p.m. Friday and Prairie Village at noon Saturday.

CAL RIPKEN 8S. Meade County Green is in Pool D with West Daviess County, the Jeffersontown Strike and the Louisville ELS Sluggers in Henderson.

Meade County meets West Daviess at 8:45 tonight, the Sluggers at 8:45 Friday night and the Strike at 11:45 Saturday morning.

CAL RIPKEN 7S. Elizabethtown, LaRue County and Meade County are playing in the first-ever tournament for this age group, which starts with round-robin games starting tonight at Fern Creek Park.

Meade County faces Hancock County at 6 Friday night on Field 5, while LaRue County takes on Mt. Washington at 6 on Field 4. Elizabethtown plays Grayson County at 7:45.

On Saturday, Meade County faces Fern Creek Black at 9 a.m. LaRue County takes on Fern Creek Orange at 9 a.m., and Elizabethtown faces Okolona at 10:45.

Following round-robin play, the teams will be seeded for a single-elimination tournament based on four criteria – overall record, head-to-head, runs allowed and run differential.

The top three teams receive byes to Sunday, while seeds 4-13 play Saturday at 4 p.m., 5:45 and 7:30. The semifinals are set for 2 p.m. Sunday, with the championship slated for 4 p.m.