Lake City hosts Babe Ruth Baseball Rookie Qualifier

38 teams compete for a spot in state tournament
Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 11:54 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - This weekend, youth baseball has invaded Lake City.

The Southside Sports Complex in Lake City is hosting a three-day youth baseball tournament, featuring 38 eight-year-old teams from all across the sunshine state.

The teams are all competing in the Babe Ruth Baseball Rookie Qualifier, with hopes of winning the tournament and advancing to the state tournament in Palm Beach Gardens.

The opening round of competition kicked off at 4 p.m. Friday and will run through Sunday.

Statewide, there are a total of 17 districts that participate in the Babe Ruth league.

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